April Daffodils at the Former Medfield State Hospital in
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,
vibrant-looking initiative created by the Cultural Allaince of
the hopeful, newly-born presence of spring daffodils significantly
contrasts with the abandoned buildings that were also once used as
for horror/thriller-type movies like "Shutter Island," "New Mutants,"
"The Box," and "Knives Out."
Daffodils, abandoned house.
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.
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
There's a definitely a sign of peace amidst all the perennials.
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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