Sunday, February 17, 2013

Dahlia Hill



If you like dahlias, Dahlia Hill in Midland, Michigan is a place you should visit.  It contains 3,000 dahlia plants (250 varieties) grown on a series of eight stone terraces.  The garden was begun by artist, Charles Breed after his daughter gave her mother a couple of dahlia plants for Mother's Day.

In addition to the beautiful dahlias, visitors will also see sculptures by Mr. Breed and have an opportunity to visit his studio and museum.

The peak season to visit is August through October, but during the last two weekends in May, you can buy dahlia tubers for $2.00 each.

The garden is open from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.  

11 comments:

  1. Obviously the dahlia plant is related to the dandelion if it takes over that fast.

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  2. Wow! This garden took some time to grow. I had no idea there were so many varieties of dahlias. Cool!

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  3. Sign me up! I need to get more serious about gardening. Found you on the A-Z blog site and hope to follow.

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  4. I love the idea of terraces. How lovely

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  5. hmmmm this one is not showing me the pics either---maybe they think i am a robot, since i am going back and catching up on these wonderful garden posts!

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