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2022 Bloom-struck

This spring, skip the store-bought flowers: express your support and admiration for someone special with a dedicated tree or planter of flowers in The Garden.

Through Bloom-struck at Newfields, your dedication will grow and change with the seasons, starting with Spring Blooms. Your loved one will be honored through a vibrant spring and summer, plus well into fall.

Use this creative and bright way to celebrate a person dear to you, remember someone you love, or just because. Your special place in The Garden will be marked with a customized plaque recognizing you and your honoree, plus an optional personalized message so you can share your feelings in your own words. You will also receive a card about the dedication, including a map of the location so you can visit and share even more memories.

Your gift will help The Garden bloom more beautifully than ever, and provides care for all natural environments at Newfields. Dedication spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be placed in your favorite part of The Garden—just select a space at checkout.

Spring Blooms starts on March 26, as long as Mother Nature cooperates. Make your Bloom-struck dedication as soon as possible in order to get the most “bloom for your buck” and ensure your dedication is displayed for as much of the planting season as possible.

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2022 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 heritage 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, with select trees eventually lighting up for Winterlights. 

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.  

Q: What will my planter look like?  

A: Your Bloom-struck planter waxes and wanes throughout the season, with weather and growth cycles determining what they look like on a given day. Planters may take time to fully flourish, but Newfields horticulturists ensure that they are as beautiful and varied as Mother Nature herself.