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Sunday, February 7, 2016
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 9th annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival will be held Saturday - Sunday, June 4th - 5th, 2016, in Douglas County, Georgia, and you are invited!

The theme Hydrangea for 2016 will be the "Blue Wave", so think America, the Beautiful!



Festival Centerpiece: Standard Flower Show
America, the Beautiful!” is the selected theme for the Standard Flower Show for the 9th Annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival.

The theme Hydrangea is the Blue Wave Macrophylla which is the first blue theme Hydrangea in the festival's history.

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

Festival Schedule (Preliminary - to be finalized in February 2016)
Artists', Flower, Home and Garden Markets
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse Grounds, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134 Free Admission

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 ~ enjoy beautiful gardens and artists painting in the gardens requires extensive walking - gardens are not disabled-accessible
Purchase tickets at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134 or in advance at www.PennyMcHenryHydrangeaFestival.com.

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

Quilts of Valor Exhibit
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8800 Dorris Road, Douglasville 30134
Free Admission, self-guided tours (free shuttle service from the Douglas County Courthouse)

Official Opening of the Rosalyn Carter Butterfly Trail in Douglas County
Multiple Douglas County butterfly gardens - both private and public - are being inventoried and catalogued as part of the Rosalyn Carter Butterfly Trail effort to preserve the monarch butterfly and provide habitat and fuel for their migration.
Date and Time to be Announced, Woodie Fite Senior Center, 8800 Dorris Road, Douglasville 30134

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

Designer Gardens
Garden spaces designed for the Festival by Landscape Architects and Outdoor Designers
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Free Admission, self-guided tours (free shuttle service from the Douglas County Courthouse)
Location to be Announced

Georgia Artists with DisAbilities Traveling Exhibit - "Visions and Dreams, Tomorrow's Reality"
Original Pottery, Painting, Sculpture, Woodcarving, Photography and Weaving
Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Cultural Arts Council, 8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville 30134
Free Admission, self-guided tours (free shuttle service from the Douglas County Courthouse)
"The Hat Parade" - Welcoming the Standard Flower Show Judges
Ladies in specialty hats lining "Fifth Avenue" - 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 - “America, the Beautiful!” with 'Blue Wave' Theme Hydrangea - Featuring 500 Horticultural Entries in Flowers, Trees, Shrubs and Related Categories, Table Design, and Artistic Crafts Competitionbr> 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

"Americana" 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

"The Hydrangea Run" 5K Race
Sunday, 6:00 a.m. Registration, 7 a.m. 5K run through the decorated streets of Douglasville, awards after race
Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville 30134 $25 per entry - Register on-line at www.ultrasignup.com or www.dcroguerunners.com


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 3rd, 1 - 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4th, 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
DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
Festival Brochure (.pdf format, tri-fold, front and back) - 461.9KB

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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