Visiting The Garden
We love to have garden visitors, but we aren’t always home, and parking at the house is extremely limited. This year we will be open to the public from 10 AM to 4 PM from Thursday through Sunday (other times by appointment). As in previous years, we appreciate a phone call to let us know you’re coming. (Best time to phone is after dark; you can E-mail us any time.) During open garden hours, it may be necessary to park in the front field or on the county road.
We are an official display garden of the American Hemerocallis Society, the Society for Siberian Irises, and the American Hosta Society, with over 3000 varieties of daylilies, over 600 different hosta, and 200 varieties of Siberian and species irises, along with many companion perennials. Many varieties are not listed here because of limited stock, but are available for purchase by garden visitors. If you are looking for a particular variety, please inquire; we may have it in limited quantity. Peak daylily bloom is usually the first three weeks of July. If you are looking for season extenders, plan a visit in late June or early August.
Directions To The Garden
Directions to the garden: From I-80 Exit 265 (Atalissa): Go south ¼ mile on Atalissa Road (gravel) to 310th St. (gravel). Turn right (west) on 310th St. and go exactly l.0 mile until you reach Johnson Road (on the left). Do not turn right at Kelly Rd., where you will see a “Dead End” sign – continue straight another ½ mile at this point. At Johnson Rd., turn right into our private lane; you will see a large brown mailbox and a blue street number sign (“999”). You won’t be able to see the house from the county road. We can accommodate no more than 4 cars at the house; other visitors can park on the county road or in the field near the road.
GPS Directions: Most GPS systems programmed for “999 310th St.” will leave you at the corner of a large cornfield about ½ mile away. We have found that if we program our GPS for “963 310th St.”, it will take us to the entrance to our private lane.