Thursday, July 12, 2012

It is Time for “Lily Fest 2012”


Lily Fest 2012 opens this weekend in the hocking Hills starting tomorrow, Friday July 13th and runs through Sunday July 15th. The hours are as follows:

Friday, July 13 - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 14 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 15 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

My daughter and I are attending tomorrow. They are calling for rain this weekend but since we need it here so badly I am sure everyone will not mind walking around the gardens with their umbrella’s and looking at the beautiful gardens. There are no shelters there so bring those umbrellas along just in case.

  • Over 70 area artists who display, demonstrate and sell their products .
  • 3 acres of artistically designed gardens, ponds and garden sculptures .
  • Plant Sales by professional horticulturalists.
  • O.S.U. Master Gardeners and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists help with questions on plant growing, maintenance and critter control.
  • Entertainment provided by a variety of musical groups.

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    Parking is available at the entrance to the gardens. Visitors with disabilities will be driven from the parking lot to the gardens in golf carts.
    Please were appropriate shoes for walking.

    For directions and additional information click on the link   HERE


    The event itself is the brainchild of Bobbi Bishop and here late husband, Bruce, who sought to teach the value of gardening and being outdoors. The land has been donated to the Local Hocking Hills School District for labs.
    This will be the 21st anniversary for the Lily Fest.


    Areas and plots of the gardens are kept up by local volunteers.
    New this year will be its first Japanese Garden. The garden is the work of 17 year old Hannah Taulbee.
    I am anxious to see what she has created.

    But there are more than just lilies at the gardens and I always love looking at the Lotus blossoms.

    Pieces of garden art by local artisans are on display throughout the gardens…

     LF_Gooseneck_Loosestrife  and there is always the pieces of whimsy displayed there.

    LF_0019 I hope to see some of you there.


    Happy Gardening,


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    Terra said...

    Wow Lona, this sounds like a great event and display of plants. I bought a day lily this year that looks a little like the first photo, I think mine is called Always Afternoon.

    Sunray Gardens said...

    Lovely photos Lona. Hoping for that rain this weekend. Won't end the drought but at least is a little real rain. Have a nice time tomorrow.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

    Nadezda said...

    Lona, it's pity I wont be able to come to Lily fest :0((, but I hope you'll tell about the fest in your post.

    scottweberpdx said...

    Of course, I adore your Lilies...but OMG...what I wouldn't do for a pond with some Lotus!!!

    Indie said...

    Sounds fun! I hope you have a great time (and that some rain comes your way!)

    Little Expanded said...

    Wow, those are amazing pictures and some lovely blooms. Really love all the colour variations. Thank. LT

    Karen said...

    Hi Lona, this must be the weekend for garden walks. There are three major ones scheduled for our area this weekend, too.

    I'd love to attend your walk, though. That Japanese garden is just calling my name. Can't wait to see your pictures of it. Love the daylily photos, so much beauty!

    Gatsbys Gardens said...


    You have the greatest fests and fairs in your area. I sure would love to be at this Daylily fest, could always find room for one more!


    HolleyGarden said...

    I bet it is incredible with all the daylilies in bloom! I hope you and your daughter have a great time, and that the rain doesn't dampen your trip.

    Patrick's Garden said...

    What a splendid idea. I'm so envious. I can just imagine how great it would be. If my kindred EMGs are involved, I'm- sure it runs smoothly. Went to OSU Short Course on business years ago. Blew my young mind.

    Łucja-Maria said...

    Your lilies are wonderful shapes and colors.
    Other flowers are also wonderful!

    Sadun blogi said...

    How wonderful photos of the lilies you have! I hope I could participate, but I'm so far away from you here in Finland.

    If you are interested in seeing how a Finnish garden look like, you can visit my blog.


    Lona said...

    Terra: Thanks for dropping by. The first one was one of my lilies called Ageless Beauty.The rest are from last years Lily Fest.None of them were mark so I do not know their names.

    Cher: Girl it is just so dry here.I hope we get rain too. Have a great weekend.

    Nadezda: I will put up a posting soon.

    Scott: Aren't those Lotus blossoms gorgeous. I would love a pond big enough for them too. LOL!

    Indie: Thanks. I hope the rain comes this way too. We need it so badly.

    LT: Thank you and so glad you dropped by.

    Karen: Good luck with your Garden Walk. Oh, I wish I lived close enough to go through your walk too.

    Eileen: I am with you, there is always room for more garden visits always. LOL! We do have a lot of different festivals here.

    HG: I would walk through that Lily Fest in the rain. We need it so badly now. Thanks.

    Patrick: It is always good to have them around for those hard questions. LOL!

    Lucy-Marie: Hi! Thank you and I am so glad you dropped by.

    Satu: I will be by to look at your garden. Thanks for dropping by.

    Balisha said...

    What a wonderful event. Another festival in your area. How lucky you are.The pictures of these lilies are so beautiful. I just love them. Have fun.

    VW said...

    All your lilies look super cheerful. Have fun at the lily fest. My daylilies are blooming well right now - it's fun to finally have a big show after a few years of waiting for plants to grow.

    Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

    What a great opportunity to have this festival.
    those shovel heads are lots of fun, love the colors!