A Note on Our Lilacs

The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden will be proceeding with this week’s Lilac Walks to share the history of the lilacs and the ways in which we care for them, though with fewer blossoms. While we try to anticipate the peak blooming period for our lilacs every year, we are ultimately at the mercy of Mother Nature. This year, our lilacs enjoyed a warm, wet spring and bloomed a little earlier than we guessed. This week’s heat has further impacted the delicate blooms, and the flowers are now past their prime.

The Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden will be open as planned this week, Wednesday-Sunday from 12 noon-4 pm, with house tours departing every half hour until 3:30 pm.

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Lilac Watch in Effect at Bellamy-Ferriday

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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