Bad Bud Activities in a 'nutshell'.

  • Member winter slide program (January/February meeting):  Club members present slides of their gardens or ones that they have visited.

  • Speaker programs (March/April and November meetings and sometimes the February meeting):  Hybridizers, growers, gardeners, travelers, and specialists. 

  • Annual Club Plant Auction (May Meeting):  Come early and look over the many possibilities.  Opportunities to obtain daylilies at nearly 50% off.

  • Annual Club Adopt-a-Daylily Program (May Meeting):  New cultivars are purchased by the club yearly and raffled to members.  These plants are grown in member gardens for two to three years and then divided.  The club member keeps a double fan and the excess is either sold at the annual auction or planted in the Green Bay Botanical Garden/B. A. D. Buds display beds.

  • Annual Club Garden Walk/Bus Trip (July): Visitation to members’ or regional gardens (Nothing planned for 2020) 

  • Annual Club Chit Chat (July): Fun evening at a member’s home garden. 

  • Club Daylily Hybridizing Workshop (July):  A hand’s-on, in-the-garden introduction to the basics of hybridizing daylily cultivars.

  • Annual Club Garden Picnic (August):  Members visit gardens of and enjoy a potluck picnic hosted by a club member.

  • Annual Club Daylily Plant Sale (September):  Hundreds of cultivars from members' gardens and GBBG/B.A.D. Buds display beds.

  • Club Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting (November):  A luncheon followed by the election of the Board of Directors and planning for the coming year’s activities followed by a featured speaker. 

All meeting dates scheduled, may change due to COVID. Check back closer to the event date for any updates to the event.

January Meeting

Meeting followed by member presentations of local and regional gardens

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Jan. 29, 2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Region 2 Winter Symposium

This year's event will be a virtual event. Check the Region 2 Event page for details.

Website: ADS Region2 "Winter-Symposium"

Feb. 25th - 27th, 2022

April Meeting

Meeting is scheduled but is subject to change. 

Speaker:  Kathy Baum a Master Gardener from the Appleton area, will be talking on  'New and Underused Perennials for Your Garden. Kathy's presentation was great. For those who missed it or want to review it, she has graciously permitted us to have it available from our website. To view her presentation in PDF format click here: Perennial Report Card
Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

April 9th, 2022 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.

May Dig

Weed & Feed; clean-up of GBBG Daylily beds; dig for auction

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

May 3rd, 2022 3:30 to 6:00 P.M. RAIN DATE: May 4th, 2022

May Auction

The B.A.D. Buds annual Daylily Auction and Adopt-a-Plant
Brief meeting followed by annual auction and adopt-a-daylily program drawing.
A great opportunity to purchase daylilies at nearly 50% off the asking price.

Location: Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor Center

May 5th 2022 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Daylily Society National Convention

Check the Daylily Website for details: "Meet Me in the Mountains"

Location: Asheville, NC

July 6th - 9th, 2022

Region 2 Summer Meeting

Due to COVID, details for this year's Summer Meeting are very fluid. Check Region 2 Website for details. "Off the Beaten Path"

Location: Coshocton, OH

July 15th - 17th, 2022

B.A.D. Buds Summer Bus Trip

This year's trip will be to private gardens in Oconomowoc, Mukwonago, Franklin and Fond du Lac. After the gardens, the next stop will provide, ice cream, wine & cheese tasting and a beautiful garden to tour. Trip will depart from Green Bay Botanical Garden at 6:45 A.M.

July 21st, 2022

July Chit Chat


Location: Cynthia Patterson

July  27, 2022  6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Hands on Daylily Hybridizer Workshop

Dream of creating your own special daylily? Come join Jim and Sharon for a hands on daylily hybridizing workshop. You will use their daylilies for the workshop. If your hybridizing efforts are successful, Jim & Sharon will deliver the seeds to you. Contact Jim or Sharon to confirm and for more details.

Location:  Jim & Sharon Prochaska's Foxwood Gardens

Due to a scheduling conflict, the original scheduled date is not available. Please contact them to schedule a time to come and create your special daylily. Contact Jim or Sharon

Annual Picnic

Location:  Sandy Sandee

Aug 6th, 2022 4:00 P.M. to 8

Dig for Annual Sale

Come help dig daylilies from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens for our 21st Annual Daylily Sale. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.  

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Gardens Daylily Beds

Sept 7th, 2022 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. RAIN DATE: Sept 8th, 2022

Annual Sale Bagging

Daylilies dug from the B.A.D. Buds Daylily Gardens and daylilies donated by club members will be bagged for our 21st Annual Daylily Sale. Come join in the fun and earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 9th, 2022 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Annual Sale Setup

Come help fellow members set up for our 21st annual sale. Activities include tagging and arranging the daylilies for display. Earn BAD Bucks to spend at the sale or a future purchasing opportunity.

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 9th, 2022 1:00 PM to until finished.

Annual Sale

Our 21st annual sale will feature numerous cultivars: miniatures, small-flowered, large-flowered, doubles, spiders and unusual forms. Some are among the most popular in the upper Midwest. 
(Larry's will be closed for the season and has graciously offered to host our annual sale)

Location:  Larry's Bellevue Gardens

Sept 10th, 2022 (Sat.) 9-4 Sept 11th, 2022 (Sun) 11-3

Annual Luncheon and Business Meeting

Annual luncheon & social starting at 11:00 A.M. Business meeting starting at 12:30. Meeting will be 
followed by a presentation by Carole Hunter of Prairie's Edge Gardens in Rockford, IL at approximately 1:15 PM 

Location:  Green Bay Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center

Nov 12th, 2022 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.