The Beausejour Daylily Gardens are a crown jewel in the community, offering a source of pride and a place of peace and beauty to local residents and tourists alike. They are a lovely place to take in the sunrise or sunset, and a fantastic place for events such as weddings and other celebrations. The gardens welcome guests with public seating, an information area, arbors, and pathways to explore all the gorgeous flowers as they bloom throughout the summer.
Taking root in 2002, the Beausejour Daylily Gardens have become a world-class showcase of over 600 daylily cultivars, thousands of irises, peonies, lilies, and many ornamental shrubs and trees. Rows upon rows of daylilies stretch towards the horizon, their elegant petals unfurling like delicate brushstrokes, each blossom a masterpiece in its own right. Shades of fiery reds, sunny yellows, velvety purples, and soft pinks harmoniously mingle, creating a captivating mosaic of colors that celebrate the artistry of nature.
New to the gardens is the Daylily Stage which hosts Music in the Park on Sundays at 1pm. This free weekly event showcases a variety of local and regional talent alongside the floral displays in a symphony of scents and sights which dance upon your senses.
Guests will notice angels who look over various garden sections, a testament to the tireless efforts of the gardeners who tend to them. These angels recognize the many dedicated volunteers who tend the vast gardens throughout the growing season alongside Green Team Students and Head Gardener, Mick Manfield. Interested volunteers can contact the Daylily Gardens Coordinator, Mary Veldman, as new angels are always needed to keep the gardens in showcase condition.
Spring and fall bulb and plant sales are held annually for those who wish to take a piece of the gardens home. The next plant sale is scheduled for September 16 from 9 am to 12:00 pm.
Bus tours are known to frequent the site throughout the peak season, and other events such as Scarecrow Fest in autumn welcome guests as the gardens come to rest for another winter.
As an American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) and Canadian Hemerocallis Society (CHS) display garden, its purpose is to educate the public and showcase modern daylily cultivars. The Beausejour Daylily Gardens have been recognized internationally as the coldest American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) display garden on the planet, and the only AHS display garden on the Canadian Prairies.