ADS Region 2 Summer Meeting 2024

“Es-Scape to Ohio!”

Wooster, Ohio…

Is the home of nature preserves and bird sanctuaries plus Kingwood Gardens (included in the tour). Area attractions include antiquing, local wineries, and you can find many outstanding Ohio hybridizers and gardens on the way.

Mark Your Calendars!

Our registration includes five Tour Gardens with buses on Saturday and participation in all events held on Friday, Saturday and on Sunday morning, at the Best Western Plus Wooster Hotel & Conference Center, at 243 E Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691, breakfast included with room. Our tour includes a catered lunch at the Kingwood Gardens where our Englerth seedling bed is located. Two buffet evening meals on Friday and Saturday are also included. Lodging and other expenses are not included.

Region 2 – 2024 Summer Meeting
“Es-Scape to Ohio”
July 19-21, Wooster, Ohio


Friday July 19
(9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Open Gardens and Area Attractions
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Garden Judges Workshop I (Pending interest. Must be preregistered. $5 fee at the door)
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. Plant Sale Room Open, sponsored by Ohio Daylily Society
2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Silent Auction Open
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Youth Meeting
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Social Hour with cash bar, open for the evening
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Invocation and Dinner
7:00 – ?? p.m. Live Auction
?? – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open

Saturday, July 20
6:30 a.m. Breakfast available for those staying at the Best Western Hotel
7:30 – 8 a.m. Load Garden Tour buses and depart, lunch at Kingwood Center (with voting for the Englerth Award)

Note: Garden Judges 2 instruction will take place on a designated bus and at the Kingwood Center daylily beds.
4:30 p.m. Buses Return
4:30 – 6:00 PM Silent Auction open, ending at 6:00 p.m.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Plant Sale Room Open
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Social Hour with cash bar, open for the evening
6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Invocation and Dinner
6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Region 2 Business Meeting*
7:15 p.m. Speaker Presentation by Phil and Luella Korth, Pinewood Gardens
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open

* Business Meeting includes:
Introduction of Board Members and Summer Meeting coordinators
Awards and Honors presentations to Region 2 winners of ADS awards
Englerth Award winner presentation
Announcement of Silent Auction winners

Sunday July 21
7:00 a.m. Farewell breakfast for those staying at the Best Western Hotel

10:00 a.m. – Noon Exhibition Judges 2 Master Panel (Tentative, depending on interest).
1:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Exhibition Judges Clinic 2 (Pending interest. Must be preregistered. $5 fee at the door)

Open Gardens and Attractions: Contact information and open garden times will be sent to Summer Meeting registrants a few weeks before the Summer Meeting. But we hope this preliminary list will allow you to begin your pre- and post-meeting travel planning.

Carole Hunter/ Prairie’s Edge Gardens, Rockford, Illinois. A collector’s and hybridizer’s garden with 600 registered cultivars, including Carol’s 27 introductions. Plants can be purchased while visiting.

Cecilia and David Warsack/ Neverending Gardens, Wadsworth, Ohio. A beautifully maintained home garden with 18 beds featuring over 800 daylily cultivars, including many newer ones by Kulpa, Gossard, Hanson, and other top hybridizers.

Charlie and Carol Harper/ The Harper Garden, Bowling Green, Ohio. The Harper Garden is home to 850 daylily varieties, 500 hosta varieties, and numerous companion plants. A great variety of Ohio hybridizers are featured.

Deryll Keating/ Keating Garden, Nevada, Ohio. Years of hybridizing have resulted in a wide assortment of mainly tetraploid seedlings ranging from plain to fancy. Seedlings can be purchased while visiting.

Jim and Barb Burkey/ Nature’s Trail Gardens, Smithvillle, Ohio. A variety of themed gardens spreading over three acres include tropicals, conifers, and hundreds of daylilies. Plants can be purchased while visiting.

Mike Anders/ Little Windmill Garden, Findley, Ohio. Named varieties, including a very extensive Moldovan and Woodhall collection, are packed into this must-see suburban lot.

A variety of local attractions will also be highlighted in the expanded version of this list which will be sent to Summer Meeting registrants.

Online Registration Form

ADS Region 2 Summer Meeting 2024

“Es-Scape to Ohio!”

Attendee Information:


May we publish your contact information in the attendee list?

Conference Registration: Registration fee includes two buffet evening meals on Friday and Saturday, plus a catered lunch during the garden tours. Our hotel provides a complimentary breakfast with your room.

Hotel is not included.


$148 Person (before June 19th)


$198 Person (after June 19th)

If you will have a guest attending the dinner Saturday night, fill out the area below.

After you have submitted this form by clicking the green button below, you may scroll down below the confirmation message to submit your payment electronically.

PayPal accepts most credit cards, you do not need a PayPal account to pay with this link.

Alternate Registration: For those who prefer to mail a check and registration form, a .pdf file of the Registration Form may be downloaded HERE.

Alternate Payment: Mail checks to: Patti Byerley, Registrar, 3680 E. Old Goshen Rd SE, Laconia, IN 47135-9242

Checks payable to: Ohio Daylily Society or, to pay by PayPal/Credit Card, please contact Patti or use the payment option on the website.

Home: 812-737-2469 Cell: 502-724-2765 Email:

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by June 15 will receive a full refund. Fee for registration after June 19th $198.00/person. Late registration based on available openings and may be wait listed pending a cancellation.

Cancellations received after June 15 will receive a 50% refund.

Hotel Information: Best Western Plus Wooster Hotel & Conference Center, at 243 E Liberty St, Wooster, OH 44691 Phone: 330-264-7750

Our hotel is holding rooms with our group discount until June 19 for this event. Please mention the “American Hemerocallis Society” or “American Daylily Society” to get the discounted rate of $ 101.99 + tax. This rate is available starting Thursday, July 18 -21st. Complimentary breakfast is included. All attendees must book their own room. Early reservations are highly recommended. Check out time for the room is 11 a.m. at the end of your booked dates. Phone: 330-264-7750

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