Enormous daffodils are coming to the Seaport

The public art installation opens April 8.

A rendering of 20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston.
A rendering of "20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston." –Trenton Duerksen

Twenty-foot-tall nylon daffodils will sprout up in the Seaport ahead of the Boston Marathon.

The public art installation, “20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston,” will feature 20 enormous daffodils that spin in the wind. The installation opens April 8 and runs through April 29.

The Seaport commissioned Brooklyn-based artist Daniele Frazier to create the orange, yellow, and green flowers, which will celebrate both spring and the Boston Marathon, according to a Seaport statement.

Daffodils have come to symbolize the Boston Marathon after a program called Marathon Daffodils has helped plant 130,000 daffodils along the famous 26.2-mile marathon route as a sign of hope after the 2013 marathon bombings. The Seaport has partnered with the program for the past two years, helping bring daffodils to the windows of businesses and restaurants in the Seaport.


“With the energy of the marathon and the arrival of warmer weather and spring flowers, April really sees our city come into full bloom,” said Debra Brodsky, head of marketing for the Seaport, in a statement. “20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston feels like the perfect match for this moment centered around Boston’s strength, hope and resiliency.”

You’ll find the installation in the Seaport Common.