Lilytopia Rides Again

Showcasing 13,000 lilies, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, opens its second Lilytopia exhibition May 20 through May 30.

Floating orbs filled with lilies are just one of the unique displays at Lilytopia in Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

Floating orbs filled with lilies are just one of the unique displays at Lilytopia in Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania — For lily lovers, visiting Longwood Gardens’ late May Lilytopia exhibition will be like walking into a personal paradise. Now in its second year, the Lilytopia exhibition running May 20 to May 30 at the world famous Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, display garden will showcase 13,000 lily stems in displays by top Dutch exhibition designer Dorien van den Berg.

All are either new introductions now available on the cut flower market, or introductions scheduled to come onto the market in 2012. Many are also available as bulbs for gardeners. New this year, Lilytopia also adds a 1,500-stem exhibit of 15 stellar Zantesdeschia introductions.

Lilies and Zantedeschia (callas) have never been more exciting for flower lovers. Breakthrough new hybrids are being introduced at a breathtaking rate in what flower experts are calling "a new golden age of Dutch lily hybridizing."

The Lilytopia exhibition has proved an extremely popular event. In its first year, the exhibition drew more than 55,000 visitors from all over the world to Longwood Gardens, near Philadelphia.

For full details about the Lilytopia exhibition, visit the Longwood Gardens’website. For ticket information, visit the website or call 610-388-1000.