Ithaca, NY
United States
953 Danby Road HIV/AIDS Memorial Daffodil Gardens at Ithaca College since 1 April 2001
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Each year for more than eight years, IC's Action for AIDS (formerly the IC AIDS Working Group) gathered on campus to plant bulbs to honor the memory of a beloved member of the local community, Cleve Thomas. Thomas was a local HIV/AIDS activist. Through their efforts, more than 10,000 spring-flowering daffodil bulbs now bloom on campus.
The annual planting was established in 2001, following Thomas' death. The tradition honors his vision of blooming daffodils as a symbol of hope and renewal. Each spring, these sunny yellow bulbs create a truly spectacular display across campus.
These commemorative garden areas can be found massed here and in several main areas on campus, including the right-hand hill of the back entrance as you leave campus; along the bank between the Fitness Center and Hood/Hilliard Halls; and around the pond beside the access road that leads to the Public Safety/General Services and Facilities complex.

Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College