Caroline Ferriday’s famous lilacs at the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden are getting ready to bloom! Each spring, the stunning variety of lilacs curated by Caroline Ferriday and her mother scent the gardens and show off their fleeting blossoms in shades of purples, pinks, and even whites.

Lilacs typically reach their full bloom at Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden mid-May. Today (May 2), the lilacs are full of buds, but no blooms yet. They have a couple of weeks to go yet. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates if you’d like to plan a visit when they’re at their peak!

Our popular Lilac Walks return this year, Thursdays and Fridays, May 16-24, at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. Tour the gardens to learn about the long history of the lilacs on the property and how we care for them. A special Members-Only walk is scheduled for May 16 at 11:30 am. Not yet a member? Join today to access all the benefits of membership!

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