Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, invites the community to wander through its Dahlia Garden while in full bloom Monday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Sept. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The garden features dahlias in every form, size and color imaginable.
Bullington’s Dahlia Garden features approximately 600 dahlia plants. Many are award-winning and named bulbs. Brian Killingsworth, renowned dahlia hybridizer, created Bullington’s Dahlia Garden, incorporating many of his own cultivars which are registered with the name “Creekside,” his former farm in Georgia. Together with a team of volunteers, Killingsworth nurtures the dahlia tubers in Bullington Garden’s greenhouses over the winter to divide and expand the collection.
Killingsworth will lead tours through the Dahlia Garden at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of Dahlia Daze Week, Sept. 16 through Sept. 19. There is no charge for the guided tour, but registration is required to manage group size. If needed, afternoon tours may be added.
Bullington Gardens is located at Bullington Gardens, 95 Upper Red Oak Trail in Hendersonville. To register or for more information, contact Bullington Gardens atbullingtongardens.org or 828-698-6104.
Bullington Gardens strives to connect children and adults with the natural world through science-based horticultural education; to demonstrate the beauty and value of native and ornamental plants through themed public gardens; and to enhance life skills for children and adults with physical or mental challenges through horticultural therapy.