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.
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. 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of the gardens which will be celebrated on site on Sunday, July 17 (rain date Sunday, July 24). All are welcome to celebrate 20 years of colourful growth with a presentation and cake cutting at 1pm!
New to the gardens is the Daylily Stage which hosts Music in the Park. This free weekly event showcases a variety of local and regional talent alongside a farmers’ market, food trucks, ice cream, and more! Sundays from 11am-4pm, music starts at 1pm.
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. Guests will notice angels who look over various garden sections. 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. 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.
The gardens are conveniently located on First Street North, directly off of Highway 44. More information can be found on Facebook or on the Daylily Gardens website.