LAND OF THE SKY 2014
6900 Foxworth Drive
Charlotte, NC 28226 (704) 367-0442
This garden is the home of hybridizer J.D. Stadler and features many classic daylilies as well as newer cultivars from other hybridizers that JD may currently be using in his program. He also displays future possible introductions under evaluation and is known for his work on black and red daylilies as well as doubles.
DIRECTIONS: I-485 Exit 59 onto Rea Road.
Turn left toward Charlotte
Left on Windyrush
Right on Foxworth
C Gardens is at the end on the left
9177 Grayson Green Lane
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673-9124 (828) 478-9976
The Davisson garden is a 1 acre hybridizer’s garden featuring the introductions and seedlings of Judy Davisson, specializing in northern hardy, extra-large and extra-tall unusual forms as well as a line of small sculptural forms.
DIRECTIONS: From I-77 take exit 36(NC-150 Mooresville/Lincolnton) traveling west for 7 miles to Sherrills Ford Road. Turn right onto Sherrills Ford Road going north for 2.4 miles and turn right (at school) onto Island Point Road. After 2.8 miles, turn left onto Camelia Pointe Drive and then the first left onto Grayson Green Lane. 9177 is on the left.
From I-40 take Exit 132 (NC-Newton/Taylorsville/Conover). Travel south on NC-16 to NC-150 traveling east to Sherrills Ford Road. Turn left going north for 2.4 miles and then turn right (at school) onto Island Point Road. After 2.8 miles, turn left onto Camelia Point Drive. Take the first left onto Grayson Green Lane and 9177 is on the left.
5532 Bud Wilson Road
Gastonia, NC 28056 (704)-867-0851 (cell 704-747-2396)
This garden is home to hybridizers Ken and Cindy Dye and was on the 2003 National Convention tour featuring a 2 acre landscaped garden with daylilies as the main focus.
There is also a pond, garden art, large seedling field, mature evergreens and gazebo. As a hybridizer’s garden, there are many future registrations under evaluation as well as some of the newest cultivars from other hybridizers on display. About 2 hours from Asheville, 20 minutes from Iron Gate Gardens, 30 minutes south of Charlotte, and 10 minutes from White Hall Gardens.
DIRECTIONS: From I-85 exit New Hope Road and turn onto S. New Hope Road. Turn right onto Garrison Blvd. Turn left onto South Union Road. Go 5 miles and turn right onto Bud Wilson Road (at Villa Roma). Garden is 2 miles on the left.
WHITE HALL GARDENS
1473 White Hall Place
Gastonia, NC 28056 704-860-1940
This is the home and garden of Jim and Wanda Willis who have been avid daylily fans since being given their first daylily of CHERRY LEMON SUNDROP. The garden has grown to over 400 cultivars blended into 5 sections of this beautifully landscaped garden. Large daylily beds which incorporate many companion plants, water features, birdhouses, garden art, climbing vines, and a newly added pergola. The more shaded areas feature hydrangeas, ferns, hostas, succulents, and specimen shrubbery. A bog garden transitions from shade to the ‘wow’ of the daylily garden. An extensive search was undertaken to locate and plant AHS cultivar award winners and popularity poll winners. This is a newly appointed AHS display garden and is only minutes from Homeplace Gardens.
DIRECTIONS: from I-85
Exit New Hope Road in Gastonia and turn onto South New Hope Road
Right onto Garrison Blvd.
Left onto South Union Road
Right onto Neil Hawkins Road
Left on Riverwood Parkway (continued next page)
Right on Plantation Trail
Left on White Hall Place
Garden is at the corner of White Hall Place and Kiawah Court
LAKEVIEW DAYLILY AND KOI FARM
1000 Benson Road
Garner, NC 27529 (919) 413-5168
Home to more than 1100 cultivars, this garden belongs to Molly and Noel Weston and has 5 acres of blooms, 10 koi ponds in a 15 acre park. Daylily clumps are sold here along with koi and many other shrubs and trees. Parking is plentiful inside the gate.
From the West, take I-40E to exit 299
Turn right onto Hammond Road
Turn left onto US 70 E
Turn right onto Hwy. 50 South
Garden is on the right next to the Presbyterian Church
From the East, take I-40W to exit 306A onto US 70W toward Garner
Go 2.4 miles and exit right onto Hwy 50 South
Garden is on the right next to Presbyterian Church
BLEDSOE HISTORIC CABIN AND GARDEN
6343 Providence Church Road
Vale, NC 28168 (828) 466-1176
Kathryn and Buster Bledsoe have turned their hilltop garden into a unique and special place to visit in their many years of gardening there. The garden is easily accessible with level walking paths and an attention to detail. The garden features many daylilies gathered at various auctions and club sales along with special plantings of companion plants but also showcases the garden art of their son - master woodworker Terry Bledsoe. The garden also features a log cabin built from 150 year old reclaimed barn lumber and lovingly constructed into a showpiece for family heirlooms and other treasured antique pieces. The cabin gives a historical glimpse into rural farmlife and our Carolina heritage. Its rocking chair front porch invokes memories of a slower pace of life and is surrounded by a beautiful hosta garden. Located just 90 minutes from Asheville.
DIRECTIONS: from Asheville
Take I-40 East and Exit 123 onto 321 South
Turn right onto 127 South
Go app. 7 miles and turn right onto 10 West
Turn right onto Providence Church Road
Garden is the second drive on the left
SUMMER BREEZE DAYLILY FARM
803 Sugar Mountain #1 Road
Montezuma, NC 28653 (828) 733-5295
This 17 year old garden features over 1800 varieties of daylilies and many companion plants and shrubbery. It is the home and garden of Cynthia and Tim Henderson and is located in Avery County near Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as various ski resorts and other mountain attractions. It is a 60 to 90 minute drive from Asheville. It is open daily until 5:00 pm but is closed on Sunday.
From Asheville travel I-40 east to Marion
Take 221 N to Pineola
Take 181 N to Sugar Mtn. #1 Road
Travel upward for one mile
There are many other commercial gardens in the area as well as AHS Display gardens. Check the list of AHS display gardens for Region 15 and call ahead to arrange a visit. Our intent is to show you a grand daylily experience you won’t soon forget!