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2020 National Convention – Cancelled

May 25 - May 27

Unfortunately, the 2020 American Hemerocallis Society national convention in Savannah has been canceled. There is just no way to safely get 50 people on a bus or hold the large group dinners and various meetings associated with the convention.

Due to many considerations, the Savannah convention will not be postponed until a later date. The next convention remains in Hattiesburg, MS in 2021, followed by Asheville, NC in 2022. There are no conventions scheduled after this date.

All registrants will receive a full refund of their registration fees. Please be patient. It will take a few months to get refunds out to everyone.

If you have hotel reservations and do not plan on visiting Savannah, please make sure to cancel them now. There are no penalties for cancellations that are made at least 72 hours before arrival.

Brighter Notes:
The convention hotel, The DeSoto, will honor the discounted rates for those still wanting to visit Savannah on their own.

For those still coming to Savannah, Maneki Neko Gardens and Joiner Daylily Gardens will be open for visitors according to the schedule below. Both gardens are quite large and have ample room to maintain social distancing for well in excess of 150 people at a time. Convention gift plants and convention totes will be given to attendees in the garden. Cold drinks will be provided.

Saturday, May 23 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, May 26 7:30 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, May 27 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

An online auction of the plants donated to the convention is being planned to help cover some of the costs associated with the convention. A large online sale of the bargain plants will follow. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available.

One of the important events during our national convention is the conferring of awards, both for individual cultivars and personal achievement. To honor our award-winners (many of them once-in-a-lifetime awards) publicly and in person, our Awards and Honors Chair, Rhonda Veroeven, has worked diligently for the past few weeks and prepared the entire awards and honors night in a format which will allow us to stream all the awards and honors live on Tuesday evening, May 26. It will also be saved as a YouTube video which will be available to all interested parties. Jacob Braun and Jim Cruise will be supplying the technical expertise for this endeavor. Keep tuned for the specific time as it becomes available.

For those unable to attend, we will be preparing a virtual garden tour of both gardens. This should be a fun event for those still under lockdown. Look for these to be available May 27 or 28

Scott Elliott, President of the American Hemerocallis Society


May 25
May 27
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15 E Liberty
Savannah, GA 31401 United States
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