BROOME CO., N.Y. — The Hemerocallis (Daylilies) Garden at Cutler Botanic Garden recently received designation as an official American Daylily Society Display Garden. Melodye Campbell, Display Garden Chair for AHS, came to visit Cutler Botanic Garden on July 15th during peak bloom and was greatly impressed with the collection. Certain criteria need to be met in order to become a display garden; proper signage, accessibility for the public, a minimum of 50 cultivars in the collection having a wide variety of daylily forms, and an inspection from an AHS representative. Official display gardens are listed on the AHS website and are featured in regional newsletters.
The American Daylily Society (also known as the American Hemerocallis Society, Inc.) is a non-profit service organization dedicated to educating people about daylilies, promoting the cultivation and enjoyment of daylilies, and fostering the on-going improvement of this perennial flower (genus Hemerocallis). Visit the website https://daylilies.org/ for more information.
Dedicated in 1980, Cutler Botanic Garden is an educational resource and a place of interest and beauty in New York’s Southern Tier. The garden is divided into 13 specialized demonstration areas – annuals, perennials, daylilies, herbs, heathers, rock garden, native habitats, trees and shrubs, ornamental grasses, shade plants and propagation. Free to the public and open daily from dawn to dusk, year round. Visit the website http://ccebroomecounty.com/gardening/cutler-botanic-gardens for more information.
–CCE Broome County
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