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April Daffodils at the Former Medfield State Hospital in Medfield,Mass.

Daffodils at the former Medfield State Hopsital in Medfield, Massachusetts.
Daffodils, everywhere you look.

Article, photo by Eric Hurwitz -- created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 4/12/2022 @newenglandinfo

Sometimes, the most beautiful spring scenes in New England occur at the most unlikely places. Case-in-point: a field of daffodils at the former Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, Mass.

As a vibrant-looking initiative created by the Cultural Allaince of Medfield, the hopeful, newly-born presence of spring daffodils significantly contrasts with the abandoned buildings that were also once used as filming locations for horror/thriller-type movies like "Shutter Island," "New Mutants," "The Box," and "Knives Out."

Daffodils and abandoned house at former Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, Mass.
Daffodils, abandoned house.

While walking toward the old chapel, the sight of spring daffodils looks like Medfield's version of arriving at Emerald City ("Wizard of Oz" reference). The daffodils spectacularly saturate a small space that yields a big-time pleasing impression.

Field of daffodils at the former Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, Mass.
Lots of daffodils to enjoy.

The chapel might be long gone but the mass of daffodils reveals a homily of how locals can, with determination and vision, beautify an unoccupied area.

There's a definitely a sign of peace amidst all the perennials.

peace sign and daffodils at the former Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, Mass.
Daffodils, peace sign at the former chapel.


Kudos to the Cultural Allaince of Medfield for bringing this classic spring scene to the innately beautiful 128-acre landscape that possesses 35 historic buildings constructed in the late 1800s. Oh, by the way, the Alliance has a Master Plan to transform the property into a cultural hub with a combination of indoor and outdoor performing arts and education venues. Stayed tuned for updates on this much-needed exciting new idea.

In the meantime, enjoy the daffodils!

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