Wednesday, July 6, 2011

“Lily Fest” Is This Weekend


Lily Fest 2011 opens this weekend in the Hocking Hills on Friday July 8th and runs through Sunday July 10th.
My daughter and I are making plants to attend Saturday.


It looks like the weather is going to cooperate this weekend to making it a lovely day to attend. Last year my daughter and I got drown when a thunderstorm hit.  LOL!


I think this is where I acquired my love of lilies from attending the show in 2008. I was amazed at all of the  colors and variations. Masses of lilies are planted throughout the grounds of the Bishop home.


Of course there are more plants besides lilies planted along grassy paths.

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I think my favorite spot was the pond and all of the Lotus blossoms.



Garden art and whimsy are scattered in amongst the beds.




The Butterfly House will be there again this year with different displays of the life cycle of Butterflies.
The children and us bid kids too always enjoy that.

Stroll down through the Bamboo.



Also this year besides the musical groups playing will be a Viking reenactment camp.


There will be  about 70 vendors on the grounds.


The Lily Fest is located on 13200 Little Cola Road.
Off of State Route 33 turn onto State Route 18o until you come to Little Cola Rd. Signs are posted to get you to the location of the fest.
Or travel south on 33 until you reach County Road 34 Bunea Vista Road to Little Cola Road.
Or for more information go here.

Hours are:

Friday, July 8th 11:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9th 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10th 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
There is no fee for attending but Donations are welcomed.
Parking will be in two fields so carpool if you can.
No Pets are allowed.


I will try to get a lot of pictures to share with those of you who are not able or live to far to attend.

Happy Gardening,


Kim and Victoria said...

Oh, a Lily Fest! I can just imagine. Sounds wonderful. Those lotus blooms are soooo lovely!
I would have to take a lot of money with me to that festival!

Becca's Dirt said...

Hope you two have fun and show us lots of photos.

FlowerLady said...

Wow, that is going to be a wonderful tour. Thanks for the pictures in this post and I look forward to seeing more from your visit this year.


Patricia Tryon said...

Mmmmmmm... lotus blossoms. The flower of July.

Balisha said...

Hi Lona...Have fun at the fest. Your area has so many neat things to attend. Wish I lived closer...I'll have to enjoy your pictures...Balisha

Patsy said...

I love lilies, I see in your second photo are the Blackberry lilies.
I missed the show here this year.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I spy a bellicamba lily in there. I have one in my garden but it is not in bloom yet. Have a wonderful time at the festival. V

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

What a nice festival. Wish it was closer....would love to see all the pretties.

Gatsbys Gardens said...


What a great garden experience! I have also really come to love lilies for their slender elegance in the garden. They take up so little room and look so wonderful.


Grace said...

How fun! I hope the weather is perfect for your day in the lily beds. I look forward to lots of photos.

cherry said...

I want to go, I want to go, I want to go... dang it I want to go!
But I can't so ya'll have lots of fun and take lots of pictures...
Happy summer & hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Karen said...

Lona, I surely wish I could attend, but will look forward to your report. What a lovely idea for them to open their garden for this event. I hope you have wonderful weather.

sweetbay said...

Those Lotus blossoms are lovely!! The lillies too of course. Sounds like a wonderful weekend outing.

scottweberpdx said...

I love lilies...I hope you take tons of photos!!! What is that plant that looks like a pink Hogweed? It's stunning...I though it might be Angelica, but wasn't sure.

Kathleen said...

ooh, I wish I lived nearby. That sounds fabulous. Have fun and I hope the weather cooperates. The water lotus are just beautiful. I wish my pond were bigger so I could add some!

Lori at Jarvis House said...

This is a wonderful time of the year when the Lilies come out, from the sturdy Road Side Day lilies, to the more delicate Rubrum Lilies. What variety of form and color. They amaze everyone. Nice post, thanks Lori from the Jarvis House Garden

bakingbarb said...

A lily fest sounds quite enjoyable. You've managed to share some beauties here though.

Sunray Gardening said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. A day with your daughter and flowers both!
Cher Sunray Gardens

Rose said...

This sounds like so much fun! I love daylilies...wish we had a similar event near where I live. Enjoy!

Darla said...

I look forward to seeing a lot of photos too! Have fun.

Beth said...

What beautiful lilies! Love the pond, too. Enjoy the Lily Fest. You are fortunate to be able to attend!

Msrobin said...

I can't wait to see the pix! One of these days I've got to get down there for the Lily Fest, it sounds wonderful! I'm on vacation this coming week, woohoo! Making a few side trips and working in the garden.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lona girl that is an amazing place!!
I am totally in love with those Lotus blooms : ) .. I wish I had a pond that could support those beauties : )
All of the plants are gorgeous .. it must be such an interesting festival to visit ! : )
Joy .. the weather isn't too bad here for now ? haha

Martha said...

Sounds like a fun event -- wish we were closer!

noel said...

aloha lona,

looks like a fun place to visit..can i catch a ride with you from hawaii??

Cathy and Steve said...

I wish we lived close enough. It looks to be an incredible experience! Thanks for taking us ojn a virtual tour.