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2024 Bloom-struck

With Bloom-struck, your loved one's legacy lives on in The Garden at Newfields throughout the blooming season. We profoundly thank everyone who has sponsored a planter or tree this year and enhanced the beauty of our gardens.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bloom-struck program or need help locating your dedication, please email our Stewardship Coordinator, Kieran Shay, at


Dedicate a Planter Today!

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Bloom-struck FAQs

Q: How much is a Bloom-struck dedication? 

A: Planters are priced at $400, $600, $800 or $1000 depending on their size and location. For $1,500, you can dedicate a majestic 50-foot Heirloom tree.

Q: What does a Bloom-struck planter look like throughout the planting season? 

A: The flowers in your planter will start blooming in March and typically peak in April. Then, Newfields horticulturists will replant for the summer and tend to the planters until autumn. Heritage trees will bud and change colors throughout the season.

Q: What can I expect in a Bloom-struck planter?  

A: There will be colorful varieties of tulips, daffodils, pansies, and more during spring; then, lush ferns and tropical foliage are planted for summer and fall. Newfields horticulturists ensure that they are as beautiful and varied as Mother Nature herself.

Q: Will there be a word count if I choose to write a customized message on my plaque?

A: Yes, the word counts are as follows:

  • In memory/honor of messages have a maximum character limit of 20 characters.
  • Dedicated by messages have a maximum character limit of 40 characters.
  • Notes have a maximum character limit of 40 characters.