Mannoni-Taylor Memorial Daylily Garden
More about the garden:
This small public garden is gracing the property of the historic Chanute public libary in the heart of downtown Chanute, KS. The libary itself is the former Santa Fe Railroad Depot and shares a space with the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.
The garden is unique in that it is solely dedicated to memory of and cultivars by local daylily hybridizers, Ruth and Sol Mannoni, George Taylor and the Taylor/Beyer family. Their magnificent home gardens were the inspiration behind the planning of this garden by Master Gardeners, Julie Aikins and Alison Guinotte-Mih. The libary was contacted to ask about having a portion of the grounds set aside for a display garden, and the library graciously agreed. The ladies set to work locating the daylilies registered or grown by the families, and it has morphed in to a heartwarming community supported project. Several residents reached out to say they grew some of the daylilies Julie and Alison were looking for. They have had responses from other parts of the country after articles were written about the new garden project, and those daylily enthusiasts offered to send plants hybridized by the Mannoni/Taylor/Beyer families to fill the gardens. It continues to grow and has won the hearts of the residents of Chanute.
Since the garden is on public property, vistors are welcome to see it without making any appointments.