Tidewater Daylily Society

1pm to 4pm ~ Flower Show

The photos below show daylilies being judged.  They are either on-scape (bloom(s) attached to the entire stem) or off-scape (bloom has been removed from the stem).  At 1pm the show opens to the public, and everyone can see who won.  Specimens in a variety of size, height, shapes, colors and forms will be on display -- many being shown for the first time.  All TDS members are encouraged to join the fun and bring plenty of blooms for judging.


Attending the Flower Show is a wonderful way to identify plants you would like to have!  And it's pure eye-candy!


If you are interested in exhibiting in the show, click the blue button for instructions.  You do not have to be a member to exhibit.

10am ~ Daylily Walking Tour

Joelle Miller of the Norfolk Botanical Garden will guide participants through the daylilies in the Baker Perennial Garden covering topics like how to grow, how to groom and what perennials pair well with daylilies.   Bring your walking shoes because the tour lasts about an hour and begins at 10am next to the sale area outside Baker Hall.

One free daylily to children under 18

Face Painting & Food Truck 11am to 4pm

Come for the day and enjoy the festival!

Daylily Festival:  Flower Show & Sale

Sunday, June 7, 2020​   ***2020 Daylily Festival is Cancelled***

Festival Free with Garden Admission




11am ~ Plant Sale Opens

Here's a peek at the what the Plant Sale will be like -- over 150 different varieties -- all with a photo and description!  This year, there will be spiders, doubles, all kinds of colors and sizes -- something for everyone.  Each daylily costs only $5 for a double fan, so you'll want to arrive early because they are sure to go fast!  Quantities are limited.

11:30 & 12:30 ~ Dividing Daylilies Demos

A member of the Tidewater Daylily Society will demonstrate proper dividing techniques.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to keep your daylilies blooming at their peak.  He may even give away the samples to lucky participants!

Tentative Festival Schedule:

12n to 4pm ~ Design Show

Sponsored by the Tidewater Flower Show Judges Council, floral designers will demonstrate their artistry by using daylilies in arrangements.  Exhibitors often create their own backgrounds and containers.  The competition is open to everyone, and the TDS provides daylilies for the exhibitors to use in their designs.  Like to enter?  Please contact Frances Thrash at francesthrash@cox.net or call 757-481-3484.