Information About the Gardens
The beautiful Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens is an exquisite example of the turn of the century garden. Many of the Gardens were planted by Hulda or her parents beginning in the late 1880s. An arboretum describes some of the special exotic trees while a typical 19th century Victorian-era Garden graces the front of the Historic Victorian Home. This area contains many rare and unusual trees and shrubs.
While the diversity of the Gardens is worth noting, the beautiful lilacs are a must see. See the History section of this website to understand the special meaning the lilacs have. Many of the lilacs were planted by Hulda herself while others were planted by the many devoted volunteers that work hundreds of hours each year in the Gardens. The potting shed and lilac display gardens are located behind the Historic Home. Lilac plants are sold only during Lilac Days. Sales help fund the care of the Gardens and Historic buildings. Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens is a nonprofit organization lead by volunteers.
Hulda’s Home, the Potting Shed, Gift Shop and Plant Sales are only open during Lilac Days each year. Lilac Days occurs the same time each year – the 23 days up to and including Mothers’ Day.