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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival

6754 Broad Street
Festival Headquarters
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.949.4090
pennymchenryhydrangeafestival@gmail.com


Madame Emile Mouillere Hydrangea
Madame Emile Mouillere Hydrangea 
Overview:
The 8th annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival will be held Saturday - Sunday, June 6th - 7th, 2015, in Douglas County, Georgia, and you are invited!

The theme hydrangea for 2015 will be the "Madame Emile Mouillere", so think French and fabulous!



Festival Centerpiece: Standard Flower Show
Ooh, La, La!” is the selected theme for the Standard Flower Show for the 8th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival as it appropriately reflects the Festival’s purpose of fun, and represents the French origins of the theme Hydrangea, Madame Emile Mouillere.

The classic white Hydrangea Macrophylla creates loads of blossoms with pink or blue eyes for repeated displays. It is produced upon luxuriant, glossy foliage that turns to autumn colors or red, orange and green setting off its flawless blooms.

“Ooh, La, La! is a French phrase that indicates surprise, and the Madame Emile Mouillere certainly delivers surprises, as does the width and breadth of the Standard Flower Show!

Please click HERE for more Standard Flower Show details, including entry categories, rules and regulations.

Festival Schedule

Artists', Farmers', Flower, Home and Garden Markets
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse Grounds, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134 Free Admission
Please click HERE for more information on the Markets, including Vendor applications.

Garden Tours Featuring Nationally Recognized Private Gardens
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Various Locations, self-guided tours (free shuttle to in-town gardens), $25 per person ($20 group rate for 10 or more) ~ enjoy beautiful gardens and artists painting in the gardens requires extensive walking
Purchase tickets at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134.

Miniature Gardens in Wheelbarrows
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Douglas County History Museum and Grounds, 6754 Bankhead Highway, Douglasville 30134,
Free Admission, self-guided tours (free shuttle service from the Douglas County Courthouse)

Design Gardens, Butterfly Garden, Vegetable Garden, épouvantail (scarecrow) Exhibit, Rose Garden, and Quilt Exhibit
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Free Admission, self-guided tours (free shuttle service from the Douglas County Courthouse)
Design Gardens and Butterfly Garden: Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville 30134
Master Gardeners Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit: adjacent to Douglas Public Health, 6770 Selman Drive, Douglasville 30134
Rose Garden and Quilt Exhibit: Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8750 Dorris Road, Douglasville 30134

"Chalk It Up To Colorful Gardens!"
Kids and adults will be given sidewalk chalk to create their own sidewalk garden in a 3' x 3' space, $5 per person
Flower Pot Festivities
Kids create two unique flower pots and plant live flowers/plants in each pot with guidance on how to plant. The child will keep one pot and donate one to someone in hospice, a shelter, or hospital. $5 per person, paints, markers and pots provided
Floral Festivities Invitational Exhibit
Free Admission
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street

"The Hat Parade" - Welcoming the Standard Flower Show Judges
Ladies in specialty hats lining "The Avenue des Champs-Elysees" - Saturday, 9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m., on the steps of the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134, Free Admission

Standard Flower Show - “Ooh, La, La!” with Madame Emile Mouillere Theme Hydrangea - Featuring 500 Horticultural Entries in Flowers, Trees, Shrubs and Related Categories, Table Design, and Artistic Crafts Competition
Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Douglas County Courthouse Atrium, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134, Free Admission

Please click HERE for more Standard Flower Show details, including entry categories, rules and regulations.
Please click HERE to see photos from previous years' Standard Flower Show.

"French Twist" Art Exhibit - Featuring Works of Local Artists
Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Douglas County Courthouse Gallery, 3rd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134, Free Admission

Tara Dillard - Beautiful, Easy Landscapes - Garden Design Presentation
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Citizen's Hall, Douglas County Courthouse, 2nd floor, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134, $10 per person, tickets available at the door

"The Hydrangea Run" 5K Race
Sunday, 6:30 a.m. Registration, 7 a.m. 5K run through the decorated streets of Douglasville, 8:30 a.m. awards
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134
Please click HERE for race details and registration information.

"The Arts Scene in Paris" - Lecture by Dr. Lisa Street
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Cultural Arts Center, 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville 30134, $10 per person, tickets available at the door



Join in the fun and decorate!
All residents and business owners are asked to decorate their mailboxes, lamp posts, gates, fences, trees, signs, and doorways in festival Hydrangea blossoms, ribbons, and colors to welcome guests and festival attendees to our community! Keep Douglasville Beautiful will be judging the outstanding efforts, so be creative! Many local businesses carry supplies and artificial blooms for decorations that can be done inexpensively.

For consideration of your decoration, please e-mail photos, address and contact information to info@KeepDouglasvilleBeautiful.org no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 27th. You may also submit the photos and information by mail to P. O. Box 219, Douglasville 30133, or drop them off at Douglasville City Hall at O'Neal Plaza.

Winners will receive an award ribbon and two tickets to the Hydrangea Festival Garden Tour.

While you are decorating, don't forget to plant a Hydrangea or two in your yard!

Bring in your horticultural beauties!
There are 66 categories in the Standard Flower Show, and all categories are open to the Public with no entry fee! Bring your blossom, bloom, stem, tree, shrub, etc. to the first floor Atrium of the Douglas County Courthouse, and enter it to be judged! Entries are accepted:

  • Friday, June 6th, 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 7th, 7 - 9 a.m.
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Judging begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and the flower show opens to the Public at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Horticulture entries are not judged against one another but against a proven standard for that species, so there may be multiple first places, second places, and so on.

SUB PROGRAMS/MORE INFO
Standard Flower Show
Festival Markets
Hydrangea Festival 5K Run
IMPORTANT LINKS
- Best of Southeast.com Web Site
featuring the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and other great events throughout the Southeastern United States

- Coca-Cola


- Explore Georgia.com
featuring the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival and other great events throughout the State of Georgia

- Gentiva


- McPlants - Design Garden Sponsor
Visit the McPlants.com web site for an insight into the Madame Emile Moulliere Hydrangea, and what McPlants will again bring to this year's festival!

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Festival Brochure (.pdf format, tri-fold, front and back) - 461.9KB

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