Bergen Water Gardens is honored to become the first International Waterlily and Water Gardening Certified Nelumbo Collection of Excellence in the IWGS’s 37 year history. Larry and Lili will continue their efforts to expand and improve Lotus Paradise in the months and years ahead. Thank you to the IWGS for this recognition and thank you to all of our customers who have supported us and our garden.
Lotus Paradise at Bergen Water Gardens is a premier collection of Chinese Lotus in the United States. In 2019 we will be growing over 350 varieties of imported lotus from China. Larry and Lili Nau have carefully selected what they consider the finest lotus in all of China to grow and offer for sale. Each year they make an annual trip to China to seek out new hybrid lotus, visit new lotus nurseries and meet many of China’s outstanding lotus hybridizers.
The heart of Lotus Paradise is our 5′ x 5′ ponds which showcase one medium to large lotus variety in each pond. We currently have 30 such ponds functional, with another 20 expected to be completed by June 2019. Hundreds of other lotus varieties are grown in plastic pots and are located throughout Bergen Water Gardens. Each 5 x 5 pond is signed with the variety, color and a QR code which links to our website, with additional information on that lotus.
Lotus in Pots
A few of the lotus in ponds:
Plans are now underway to construct a new display area to highlight our exceptional bowl lotus and micro lotus collection.
2019 Micro and Bowl Lotus Selections at Lotus Paradise
Lotus bloom in New York from late June until late September; with peak season in early August. Look for LotusFest 2019 this summer!
We invite you to visit Lotus Paradise and experience the beauty, peace and harmony that lotus create!
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