Daffodil enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend as the Chambersburg Garden Club and Tuscarora Daffodil Group host their 87th Flower Show at the First Lutheran Church in Chambersburg. The show, which is free to the public, will run on Saturday, April 22 from 2 PM to 5 PM, and Sunday, April 23 from Noon to 4 PM. This event is the oldest continuously running flower show in the United States.
This year’s theme is “In The Beginning,” and visitors will be treated to a display of daffodils in all shapes and sizes, each inspired by the show’s name. The public will also have the opportunity to participate in the show by selecting the People’s Choice.
The Chambersburg Garden Club and Tuscarora Daffodil Group have a rich history that predates the founding of the American Daffodil Society (ADS) in 1954. The two groups collectively represent the first cooperative effort of a garden club and a daffodil society. In fact, the first recorded Chambersburg Daffodil Show was held in 1935, with 235 specimens exhibited by 31 members.
Over the years, many outside daffodil growers have been attracted to Chambersburg, and the show has grown to become a premier example of a garden club and a daffodil society working together to stage a beautiful event for exhibitors and the public.
This year’s flower show is not the only recognition the area has received for its love of daffodils. Robert Darling of Fayetteville PA, won the ADS Gold Medal Award at the 2023 American Daffodil Convention in Atlanta for his photographic art with daffodils as a subject.
Join the Chambersburg Garden Club and Tuscarora Daffodil Group to experience the beauty and creativity of daffodils at the 87th Flower Show.