Planting Yellow Tulip Hope Gardens

The purpose of a Hope Garden is to instill hope and happiness.  Hope Gardens bring a community together to collectively smash the stigma associated with mental illness.  After a long winter, tulips remind us of perseverance and the renewal of spring.


How To Create A Hope Garden

  1. Order Yellow Tulip bulbs in the spring or summer.

  2. Identify a location for your Hope Garden.

  3. Select a planting date in the fall: Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 5-9),
    or World Mental Health Day (Oct 10).

  4. Gather a community to plant the garden.

  5. Provide a place for posting/gathering hopeful messages.

  6. Plant the bulbs together.

  7. Gather for speeches, memories and/or wishes of hope

  8. Take photos and videos of your Hope Garden and share with the community

Hope Garden Locations

Landmark College
Kennebunk High School
Falmouth High School
Riverview High School
Corcoran High School
Deering High School
Harrison College
William Nottingham High School
Cape Elizabeth High School
The University of Vermont
Massabesic High School
Westbrook High School
Piper High School

Deering High School
Polytechnic school
Kennebunk High School
Waterville Senior High
Baxter Academy
Fontbonne Academy
Scarborough High School
Westbrook High School
Casco Bay High School
Cheverus High School
New Roads High School
Winslow High School
Burr and Burton Academy

Brunswick High School
Mid-Coast Hospital
Morse High School
Bath High School
Occidental College 
Bur and Burton 
Lake Region High School
Bridgton Community Center
Bridgton Hospital
Tri-County Mental Health Bridgton
Crooked River Counseling
Bridgton Academy
Food City
Head Start Bridgton

Maine Connections Academy/USM
The Madeira School
Deering High School
Corcoran High School
Van Buren District Secondary School
Casco Bay High School
South Portland High School
Idea Quest
Henninger High School
Poland High School
College of the Atlantic
Bowdoin College
Brunswick Middle School
First Congregational Church Bridgton
Cape Elizabeth Middle School