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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
Phone 360.225.8996 - Hours 10 am. to 4 pm.

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Hulda Klager Lilac Days 2014
April 19 through May 11th, 2014
Open daily, 10am to 4pm

Tour the beautiful gardens and the historic 1880's Victorian Farm Home of lilac hybridizer, Hulda Klager. During Lilac Days 2014, the Farm Home will feature "Sewing Time in Yesteryear". April 19, through Mothers' Day May 11; 10am to 4pm daily; $3. Children under 12 free. Lilac plants available for purchase. Gift shop with many lilac inspired items. Grounds are wheelchair friendly; Historic Home does not have wheelchair access. Video tour of Hulda’s Home in wheelchair-friendly Historic Potting Shed. No pets permitted in Gardens. 115 South Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA, I-5 Exit 21. Free Parking.

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A Klager Christmas - 2012

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The Hulda Klager Lilac Society held their annual Christmas Party on December 11, 2012. It was well attended and everyone had a great time. A drawing was held with a prize for everyone. What a great idea. The event provided for good food, good friends and a time to talk about the past and the future - Click here for more pictures of A Klager Christmas Events.

Hulda Klager Summer Picnic

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Hulda Klager Lilac Garden Society Annual Picnic 2012 - Click here for more information.

Hulda Klager Quilt Raffle

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Envision yourself wrapped in one of these quilts! Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn July 31, 2012 during our annual picnic at the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens at 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland. Click here for more information.

Friendship Force Tokyo Guests

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A tour group from Tokyo visited the Hulda Klager Lilac Festival on May 2, 2009. It was raining lightly but nobody seemed to mind. This group is under the auspices of the Friendship Force of the Lower Columbia. Judy Card is the local host. Everyone was so impressed by the lovely lilacs. They were excited about being on www.lewisriver.com. Click here for more pictures.


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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens Tea - April 11, 2009

President Patti Audette introduced Woodland Planters' Days Princesses Ashley Snead and Sierra Hinkle to the group of volunteer hostesses assembled at a tea in the Hulda Klager House on Saturday, April 11...read more.

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Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in the Snow

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I remember the first time my wife and I visited the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens many years ago. As we got out of our car we could smell the lilacs even from the parking lot. This brought back memories of my childhood back on the farm in Wisconsin. Even though the ground would freeze solid and be covered with a several inches of snow, the spring thaw would come. One of the first shrubs to bloom would be our old fashioned lilac bushes. I would pick bouquets and bring them into the house for my mom. She always made a big fuss over them and commented how lilacs were her favorite spring blossoms.

Yesterday, January 17, 2007, I decided to walk to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens so I could take pictures of the gardens in the snow. The first thing I noticed, as I opened the gate to the gardens, was how still and quiet it was. There were no footprints in the snow. Mine were the first and it gave me a special, privileged feeling. Everything looked like it was covered by a thick layer of white frosting. I walked around and didn't even like leaving my own footprints. Some Christmas lights were peeking up just above the snow covered walkway, and I thought how colorful it would be if they were turned on.

Click for more picturesThis hardly seemed like the same place I visit during Lilac Days. It is so much fun to see and hear all the visitors exclaiming how these are the most beautiful lilacs they have ever seen. Mothers hold down the branches of blooms for their children to smell. The fragrance is so strong it is almost unbelievable. Everyone is snapping pictures so they can remember the lovely lilacs. in whites, pinks, lavenders and deep purples. On this day I wondered what Hulda Klager may have thought as she saw snow like this on her gardens. I remembered reading that a freeze in the winter is good for lilacs.

Walking out the gate, I felt the cold and heard the crunch of the snow under my feet. I will be back in a few short months, I thought. I will treasure this snow scene in my memory when I take pictures in the spring and the flowers are in bloom.

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2006 International Lilac Society Convention
Woodland, Washington

Wednesday April 18, 2006 through Sunday April 23, 2006
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Click to enlargeIf you like lilacs, you'll love the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens, a National Historic Site. There are many different varieties of lilacs for you to enjoy. When they are in full bloom the fragrance is almost overwhelming. During "Lilac Days" you are able to purchase lilac starts so you can enjoy your visit to the gardens for many years to come.

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The two-story farmhouse is open during this time. The inside of the house is maintained as a museum so you can get an idea what it was like when Hulda Klager, "The Lilac Lady," founded the gardens in the early nineteen hundreds. Large trees, shrubs, perennials and flowering bulbs also greet the visitor. Some of the trees are the largest of their kind in the state of Washington.

It is worth a special trip to see these gardens. If you have a long drive, a phone call to check to see if the lilacs are in full bloom would be worthwhile. However, the gardens provide a pleasant experience all year around.

The gardens are open year around.
Entrance fee is $2 or show your current membership card.

The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens are located about 28 miles north of Vancouver, Washington at 115 South Pekin Road, Woodland, Washington, 98674. Take exit #21 off I-5 and follow the signs. Click here for a map.

The Hulda Klager Lilac Society meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 pm at the gardens. 115 S. Pekin Road. Woodland, Wa. Information: Ruth Wendt, 360.225.8996.

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The Friendship Force of the Lower Columbia hosted 17 ladies from Santiago, Chile on June 16, 2005. They toured the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens and the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge near Ridgefield, Washington. Lunch was enjoyed at the Oaktree Restaurant in Woodland.

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