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AlpenGlow Lilac Garden
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They were called Pipe Trees in the Middle Ages.
When the coral light of dawn washes over Lily Rock, the granite sentinel that towers over the mountain village of Idyllwild, California, and the lilacs are in bloom, clouds of Syringa vulgarus in every shade of lavender, blue, white, and pink, wafting their intoxicating perfume on the morning breeze – at this very moment you can experience heaven on earth at Alpenglow Lilac Gardens.
Alpenglow is a garden oasis planted solely with lilacs – over 155 cultivars (varieties) are on display during the months of April and May – located in the alpine arts community of Idyllwild. The gardens are open to the public in April, May, and June, Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come stroll through the extensive grounds and talk lilacs with our expert growers. There is no admission charge. Please call ahead before you drive up the Hill to make sure we aren’t closed for a special event.
We sell over 50 varieties of lilacs in 5-gallon containers. Sorry, mail order is not available at the present time. You can also reserve the gardens for special events – weddings, receptions, tea parties, anniversary parties – by special arrangement. We can host up to 70 guests on the garden patio. An Educational Lilac Tour, with coffee and tea served on the patio surrounded by the lilacs, is the perfect outing for garden clubs.
We look forward to seeing you when the lilacs are putting on their spectacular show!
Gary Parton, Owner
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