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Daffodil Day and egg hunts? It might as well be spring [West Friendship]

“Daffodils are an optimistic flower” wrote children’s author Tasha Tudor. Almost as optimistic as Aleta Gravelle and the committee which organizes annual Whipps Daffodil Day in Ellicott City. In its 11th year, Daffodil Days, on March 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., heralds spring with a sea of yellow blooming bulbs at the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, 3651 St. John’s Lane. It is Ellicott City’s only public historic garden-park run entirely by volunteers.

The area began as a family burial ground in 1855, but no longer serves as an active cemetery. Owned by the non-profit organization, The Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, it is...