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FLORETUM TURNS 100!

- MAKING EDMONDS BEAUTIFUL, SINCE 1922 -

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club began in 1922 with about a dozen members. After World War I ended in 1918 and the great pandemic ended in 1920, citizens of Edmonds were ready for beauty and optimism. Club members began by planting trees along Main Street.

Now, 100 years later, Floretum members have a whole year of activities planned - once again celebrating beauty and optimism. Watch this page for centennial events and community activities.

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We began with the Great Daffodil Explosion!

Our centennial celebrations kicked off with a splash of color! In keeping with our mission of “Making Edmonds Beautiful”, Floretum planted 6,000 daffodil bulbs around the city in the fall of 2021. In April 2022 the city was ablaze with thousands of golden daffodils which, to the delight of the community, lasted well into mid May.

The community was invited to participate in a daffodil stroll with a map that showed all the colorful beds.

Floretum Daffodils Map
Floretum Points of Interest
  1. Edmonds Historical Museum Centennial Exhibit Citizen of the Year Brick

  2. Christmas Tree

  3. Drinking Fountain

  4. Plaque Honoring Veterans

  5. Site of Future Floretum Sculpture

  6. Civic Park Trees

  7. Hazel Miller Plaza Garden and Bench

  8. Appreciation Plaque from City

  9. Edmonds Methodist Church Floretum’s Annual Plan Sale Site (Food Bank supported by Floretum)

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Daffodil Beds
  1. Edmonds Historical Museum 

  2. Veterans Plaza

  3. 6th and Main Street

  4. Edmonds Public Library

  5. Anderson Center Rose Garden

  6. 7th and Dayton Street

  7. Walnut Street (east of 7th)

  8. Brackett’s Landing

On the Fence 

a new art installation by artist Mona Smiley-Fairbanks at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds

Thanks to a grant from the Edmonds Arts Commission, Mona Smiley-Fairbanks and members of Floretum created this larger-than-life field of dahlias -- Edmonds' official flower -- to celebrate the club's centennial. The display was up through the summer of 2022, and then pieces were auctioned off at the Centennial Party to Floretum members.

Library Display

display at the lobby at Edmonds Sno-Isle Library during the month of April.

The display represented some of the events and activities over the years, as well as a whimsical 100th birthday cake and a representation of the daffodil walk.

Deeply Rooted

Edmonds Historical Museum Exhibit

The “Deeply Rooted” exhibit showcasing the  100 year history of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club was featured at the Edmonds Historical Museum during the spring and summer of 2022.