LEWISBORO, N.Y. If you want to take a ride on the Lewisboro Garden Clubs Golden Roads of daffodils, you may want to plan your excursion soon.
While the 18,000 daffodils planted by the club and volunteers throughout the community are still energizing the landscapes palette, the unusually warm and dry weather is shortening their blooming period.
Ive never seen anything like this, said George Scott, the Garden Clubs Golden Roads chair. The warm weather has definitely hurt some of the displays. It's supposed to be cooler over the next few days, and that my arrest some of that, but you should get out and see them now.
The Garden Club has planted the 18,000 daffodils over the past five years, but area residents have also planted 30,000 on their properties and along the roadways, adding to the explosion of color.
This is a multigenerational thing, said Jay Luzzi, Garden Club president. You can bring your children out to see them, and theyll be able to bring their children.
The club has provided a written driving tour for those who want to check out the myriad displays before they disappear. Scott said his favorite spots are at the Onatru Farm House, where 4,700 flowers line the entrance, and at the Cyrus Russell House, which boasts some 6,000 blooms.
Both of them are really spectacular, he said.
Directions for the Golden Roads Spring Driving Tour:
Start at Vista Community Park on Route 123 at East Street and head north. Youll see some 3,100 flowers planted by the Vista Fire Department and Oak Ridge Shopping Center.
Continue on Route 123 and turn right on Elmwood Road. The triangle at Shady Lane has many colorful daffodils. Youll come to Onatru Farm next, where you see one of Scotts favorite displays along the entranceway to the property. Continue north, and then turn left on West Lane, and then right onto Route 123 to the end. Turn left on Route 35.
On Route 35 you can see hundreds of daffodils planted by the South Salem Animal Hospital. Continue to the Spring Street intersection and turn right. Note the daffodils by the flagpole garden at Spring and Main streets. Take the sharp left onto Main and see the daffodils around the Town House and Lewisboro Library signs. Continue on and turn left on Bouton Road, then right on to Route 35.
Drive west on Route 35 and youll see the 1,600 daffodils on the left at the Mead Road intersection in Cross River. A short drive west takes you to the Cyrus Russell Community House on the left with its 6,000 daffodils.
Continue on Route 35 for a couple of miles and turn right onto Route 22, and then right onto Goldens Bridge Road. Turn left on Route 138 (go over I-684) and turn left onto Old Bedford Road. Drive to end and check out the daffodils on the lawn of the Goldens Bridge Community House.
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