Friday, May 9, 2008

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

Originally uploaded by Mary Anne Thygesen.
We stopped to see the gardens. The house museum was open. The volunteers dressed in period clothes did a nice job explaining the family and the gardens. Hulda Klager hybridized over 14 new varieties of lilacs. She died in 1960 at the age of 96. The Hulda Klager Lilac society, a nonprofit, administers the estate. This beautiful garden site almost got bulldozed. Now it is a state and national historic site. The garden is smaller than I expected but amazing full of different varieties of plants and shrubs. I love smelling lilacs they remind me of my great Grandma Alice. Stop by and see this pretty place just off I-5 in Woodland, WA.
Lilac festival until May 11, 2008 Admission $2 per person.
115 South Pekin Road Woodland, Washington 98674

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