Nov. 18, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will host the first LIC Bulb Festival on Saturday with the aim of creating flower-filled parks come spring.
Attendees will gather at LIC Landing on Saturday at 10 a.m. to plant bulbs – mostly daffodils and some tulips – in Hunters Point South Park, HPPC President Rob Basch said.
A smaller portion of bulbs will also be planted at Gantry Plaza State Park.
The HPPC acquired 3,000 bulbs from a Mississippi company called Van Zyverden, according to Basch.
“We had done a smaller bulb planting last month in Hunters Point South Park, and we needed more,” he said. “We’ll see the benefits of this [planting] this spring.”
“There’s nothing that says spring better than little flowers popping through the grass, and knowing that the cold hard winter is over,” he added.
LIC Landing will provide refreshments for the event.
Interested parties can register for the bulb planting on Facebook here.
The southwest corner of the playground at Murray Park in LIC also recently had 250 tulip bulbs planted.