OPEN GARDENS FOR 2022 AHS NATIONAL CONVENTION
Before and after convention
BUNNY TRAILS GARDEN
Brian & Donna Martin
104 Robinwood Lane
Pelzer, SC 29669
(864) 617-5583 (Brian)
(864) 430-4757 (Donna)
Tuesday, July 5 (8:30 am – 12:00 pm)
Bunny Trails Garden has a collection of historic & newer varieties of daylilies (approximately 900 cultivars) mixed in with annuals & perennials on a one-acre lot. We have several bunny statues leading you down trails throughout the garden. Our garden also offers several water features including a large goldfish pond. We are listed on the National Daylily Tour Garden.
9177 Grayson Green Lane
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Tuesday, July 5 (7:00 am – 11:00 am)
Wednesday, July 6 (7:00 am – 11:00 am)
A suburban hybridizing garden featuring the introductions and seedlings of Judy Davisson. Please call the day before your visit to verify bloom. (deer problems).
LAKE LURE FLOWERING BRIDGE
3070 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746
Tuesday, July 5 (24 Hours)
Wednesday, July 6 (24 Hours)
Sunday, July 10 (24 Hours)
Monday, July 11 (24 Hours)
Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public.
The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit. The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible.
From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
UT GARDENS, CROSSVILLE, TN: PLATEAU DISCOVERY GARDEN
320 Experiment Station Road
Crossville, TN 38571
Daily (Daylight Hours)
We are part of the University of Tennessee Gardens which collectively make up our state’s botanical garden. This location was established in 2005 by Cumberland County Master Gardeners as a demonstration garden.
Each year the graduating class would come up with a theme and design and build a new plot. Over the years it has grown to include research plots, and by 2013 officially part of our state’s botanical garden.
In 2018 a local daylily farm donated 450 different plants. They were divided resulting in 2200+ planted at random. Labeling is in the works, but it is a beautiful sight to see in summer.
The daylily plot is located just beyond the Gardens and outdoor classroom.
Follow link below for visitor guide and map:
BLUE RIDGE DAYLILIES
Robert Selman & Eric Simpson
872 Lower Flat Creek Road, Alexander, NC 28701
Sunday, July 10 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Monday, July 11 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
This expansive, unique garden includes more than two acres of daylilies and over 2000 registered daylily cultivars and hundreds of daylily seedlings. The daylily gardens are surrounded by extensive display beds and borders filled with conifers, ornamental shrubs and grasses, rhododendrons, daffodils and hardy perennials. Bob’s use of color and texture in the landscape over the years along with the well-grown daylilies and their collection of whimsical garden art continue to delight garden visitors.
Jim & Judi Efland
102 Dry Ridge Road
Asheville, NC 28804
Sunday, July 10 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)
The property’s south-view side features a massive patio with extensive plantings. The shaded south-facing gardens contain wild wood hyacinths, English bluebells, allium, Solomon seal, native Christmas fern, hellebores, native azaleas, rhododendron, native miniature iris and three types of trillium. Judi has moved some of her mother’s favorite daylilies to the gardens at Trillium Falls over the years, along with many more. The many rock beds, steps and pathways are adorned with a wide variety of daylilies and perennials that are sure to delight garden visitors. Those that enjoy walking can venture around the back patio and explore the delightful nature trail that wraps back around to the front of the property.
95 Upper Red Oak Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tuesday, July 5 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Wednesday, July 6 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Monday, July 11 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Bullington Gardens is a public botanical garden on 12 acres of rolling land providing hands-on education in horticulture and other sciences to students, youth clubs and adults. These gardens incorporate many unusual mature trees and several themed gardens including: Shade garden, Therapy garden, Dahlia garden, Daylily garden, Pollinator garden, Reflection garden, Rain garden, Native Woodland garden, Herb garden and a Fairy Trail.
Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens and facilities. There is no fee to tour the garden, but donations are gratefully accepted.