Join us for any of these events, June 2-June 4, many of which are free!

Pre-Event Wine Tasting $25 per person

7:00pm-9:00PM Friday

Location: Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134

This fun evening will include tasting wine, previewing the miniature gardens displays and viewing the “Caught On Camera” exhibit.  Guest will also have the opportunity to see all the other interesting exhibits during this fundraiser for the Museum. Tickets may be purchased at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134 on Tuesday, May 2 thru Friday, June 2, 10am-5pm and at the door on the time of the event.

Artists’, Flower, Home and Garden Market – Free Admission

9:00am-5:00PM Saturday and Sunday

Location:  Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134

The Festival Market Is a juried market which features beautiful art by local artists, handmade jewelry, garden  statuary, iron works, plants, (including hydrangeas!), 2016-06-04-122649handcrafted soaps and candles, and much more.  The Market also includes a French café where you can enjoy lunch.  Free shuttle to this location.

Garden Tours Featuring Nationally Recognized Gardens $25.00 per person

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Free shuttle to all in-town gardens.  Visitors must drive to gardens outside the downtown area.  Maps provided on your purchased ticket. Location:  Various 

Tickets may be purchased at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia, 30134 from Tuesday, May 2 thru Friday, June 2, 10am-5pm and Saturday June 3 thru Sunday, June 4, 8am – 4pm and at the Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, Georgia 30134 on Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, 8am-4pm.   Each year, the Garden Tour Committee selects several gardens to showcase.   A number of the gardens chosen have been featured in national magazines, one of which has been featured in over 25 jds_2014-hydrangea-festival_015publications, including the most recent one, an international magazine from New Zealand.  This garden has also been presented on HGTV.  Some of the garden locations feature porches, ponds, log cabin, a mini vineyard and even a tree house.   You will enjoy spectacular color with hundreds of hydrangeas throughout these gardens.   The Committee makes an effort to feature gardens in the downtown Douglasville area, and in the outlying County.  Each garden is different in style, size, and features different approaches to gardening.  As an added experience, you will enjoy seeing artists painting in each garden.  The Garden Tour requires extensive walking and the gardens are not disabled-accessible.  Cost for the Garden Tour is $25.00 per person.  Free shuttle provided for in-town gardens and events.

“Caught on Camera” Exhibit – Free Admission

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Location:  Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134

This exhibit features things filmed or photographed in Douglas County and related memorabilia.

Miniature Garden – Free Admission

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Location:  Douglas County Museum of History and Art, 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, GA 30134

Miniature gardens in small containers including wheelbarrows, pots, and a multitude of other creative containers.  The miniature gardens include plants, miniature garden furniture and structures and more.  This exhibit is one of the Festival favorites.  Free shuttle to this location. If you’d like to participate in the Miniature Garden, please download and review the rules here.

Plant-a-Row Vegetable Garden and Scarecrow Exhibit – Free Admission

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Location: 6770 Selman Drive, Douglasville, Ga. 30134 (adjacent to Douglas Public Health and Library)

Each year the Douglas County Master Gardeners spend countless hours working hard to create this beautiful vegetable garden to feed the less fortunate members of our community.  In addition to seeing the vegetable garden, you will enjoy the artistic creations of themed scarecrows.  Free shuttle to this location.

Designer Gardens – Free Admission

9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday

Location:  Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30134 

Designers and landscape architects design and install self contained gardens utilizing the latest in design concepts.  These gardens are designed to give visitors ideas for their jds_2014-hydrangea-festival_030own gardens while thinking “out of the box”. Free shuttle to this location. 

Hat Parade – Free Admission

9:45am-10:00am, Saturday

Location:  Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134

Members of the Woodie Fite Senior Center Tea Group design their own hats to be worn as a part of the Hat Parade.  Also participating in the Hat Parade are a number of Red Hatter groups. The Hat Parade occurs on the front steps of the Courthouse as the Hat Parade participants create a welcoming entrance for the Judges. 

Festival Centerpiece: Standard Flower Show – Free Admission

1:00pm-5:00pm Saturday and 9:00am-5:00pm on Sunday

Location: Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134 Click to download the 2017 Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival Standard Flower Show Rules and Information Booklet

Each year, a lead hydrangea is chosen for the Flower Show and the Festival.  For 2017, the lead hydrangea is Ocean and the theme is “Making Waves” in a positive way for the community.  The  Flower Show is a Standard Flower Show and the Show is judged by State Garden Club Judges.  The Flower Show has won top state and national awards in its category and this year should be no exception.   It is executed by Douglas County Garden Clubs (Ama Kanasta, Town and Country, and Sweetwater), as well as the support 2016-06-04-113048of the awesome Douglas County Master Gardeners.  The show includes a multitude of horticulture entries from local residents.  In previous years, there have been over 500 entries creating a vision for all visitors to enjoy.  There are also design table settings, bed trays, educational exhibits and more, all of which are breathtaking.  All in all, the flower show is something you will not want to miss. As a suggestion, you might allow 1-2 hours to make sure you are able to see and absorb all the elements of the Flower Show.  Free shuttle to this location.  Note that the Flower Show opens at 1:00 pm on Saturday due to state judging.  It opens at 9:00 am on Sunday.