August 24, 2019 10:00 am - Potluck Lunch around 12:00 Entrance fee to bidders: a Named hosta or garden item
Brown Family Educational Center 9781 Laymon Rd Gambier, OH 43022 (740) 427-5050
Off St Rt 229 [ 5 miles East of Mount Vernon] Right on Laymon. Brown also has a beautiful Pollinator garden and hiking trails.
Featured at the auction: A selection of Van Wades’ personal collection of Hostas A collection of Hosta from Dan Behr before moving to the Philippines
Note: Entrance fee to the auction is one item to be donated to the auction.
***Following the auction feel free to stroll at “Schnormeier Gardens “ (about one mile from Brown) will be open for those attending the auction Saturday afternoon 1pm-5pm The 75 acre “world renown garden” has a distinct Asian flavor with a large selection of rare conifers, rich in color and textures. One of the finest Hosta gardens in America is surrounded by 750 feet of rock wall. A Chinese bridge arches gracefully to Swan Island and a Japanese Teahouse. A high plateau houses a Japanese garden that overlooks five ponds and two waterfalls. Large boulders and stone walls add dimension and contrast to this manicured landscape. An opportunity you do not want to miss.
Lodging in Mt Vernon: 6 – 7 miles to Brown Super 8 1000 Coshocton Ave, Mt Vernon 43050 740-397-8885 ( 6 rooms left) Comfort 150 Howard Street, Mt Vernon 43050 740-392-3194 Mention HOSTA and reserve by July 25 the rate will be $122 according to the manager. They have 10 rooms blocked for us. Holiday Inn Express 11555 Upper Gilchrist Rd, Mt Vernon 43050 740-392-1900 ( 2 rooms left) Mt Vernon Inn 601 W High St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050740-392-9881 The Grand 12 Public Square, Mt Vernon, OH 43050 844- 700-1717 Russell Cooper House B+B 115 E Gambier St, Mt Vernon, OH 43050 740-397-8638