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Jemison Daylily Garden

Ascending the hill on the western side of the garden are beds full of daylilies that burst forth into bloom in the summer months.

Daylily Delight

The Jemison Daylily Garden, given in memory of Margaret P. Jemison by her son John S. Jemison, celebrates the array of daylilies that are a staple of Southern gardens. Although each single bloom lasts only a day—giving them their name—there are always more buds ready to bloom throughout June and July. As you climb the hillside, the sweeping paths of the garden are lined with daylilies of every color, featuring many Alabama-bred daylilies and award winners. 

Walter Lily Overlook

When you get to the top of the garden, take a seat at the Walter Lily Overlook, dedicated to Charles and Arline Walter. In summer this secluded retreat showcases other types of lilies, including toad lilies, pineapple lilies, Solomon’s seal, and selected plantain lilies, also known as hostas.