Fee: $10 per person (providing each gardener with a $15 plant credit — non-transferable, non-cumulative, to be redeemed on the day of the tour only)
Whatever size your group is, we can accommodate!
After arriving, our guests proceed to the barn where we conduct a quick presentation on the state of the daylily world and identify the different varieties before their garden stroll.
During this informal and informative session, participants are encouraged to ask burning questions, whether related to division techniques, hybridizing, etc. We also demonstrate how a division should be performed and speak about expected results.
Enthusiasts then proceed to the meandering flower beds to discover our lovely blooms! We encourage everyone to take pictures of the varieties they like, making it easier to narrow down their picks to be dug up to bring home.
Most tours start with us, then continue on to our neighbour’s operation, Fiddlehead Nursery, for a complete immersion in the world of edible landscaping – that gives us plenty of time to dig up and label everyones’ chosen varieties, and deliver to Fiddlehead’s.
Please call ahead and give us as many details as possible about your group size and wishes, and if we are to provide refreshments (additional cost).
Many groups opt to also make our gardens their lunch venue (BYOL — bring-your-own-lunch!). We have a room already set up in our barn to accommodate most groups, in a cool and shady spot, overlooking the gardens.
We highly recommend wearing a large-brim hat or bringing an umbrella or sun shades, since the gardens are in full sun.
Our gardens are working gardens at all times, with uneven terrain. Therefore, if mobility is a concern, please make sure to bring a walking stick or use the buddy system during your stroll.
An easy-access potter-potty is available.
Looking forward to meeting you in our gardens!
Fees: to be discussed (according to time of the year and distances involved)
We have been talking to hundreds of horticultural society members over the past 21 years, spreading the daylily gospel!
Our talks are geared towards the state of the daylily world and the recent introductions by world-class hybridizers and local gardeners alike.
Highly visual, those presentations are continuously evolving.
We talk about the doubles, the blues, the teeth, the edges, the eye zones, the broken patterns, etc. Really exciting!
Presentations usually last 45 minutes, with a Q&A period towards the end.
Let us know when and where and we’ll be there!
Al and Joe