Our Trips:

Stay tuned for exciting trips and events as they become available! 

June 27, 2022:  Longview Gables Potager Style Garden Tour with Eileen and Ken, aka Busy Dad, of Busy Dad’s Workshop. (Designed and built in 2021). Join us for a tour of our second year vegetable garden in South Hanover Township. We look forward to discussing our growing passion for sustainability as well discussing our successes and challenges of establishing a new garden from scratch. Busy Dad’s Workshop is on YouTube, Longview Gables is on Instagram. 

June 28, 2022: Bus trip to Brookside Gardens and Ladew Topiary Garden.

 July 18, 2022:  Milkweed for Monarchs Visit. Ever since 2018, when Cindy Leonard learned of the declining numbers of monarch butterflies, she has focused her attention on helping monarchs. She grows 38 species of milkweed and offers seeds and plants for sale, encouraging others to grow the plants at their homes. In July, customers receive a free monarch caterpillar with a milkweed plant purchase.

August 8, 2022:  Native Plants.  Donna Wierzbowski, a Manada Conservancy member who is very knowledgeable about native plants, will share a power point presentation showing  why and how she made the conversion to native plants.

September 12, 2022:  Old Mount Gretna as Seen through the Camera’s Lens.  The program will be presented by Susan Hostetter at the Mt Gretna Hall of Philosophy, 22 Gettysburg Ave, Mt. Gretna.

October 3, 2022: Cassel Vineyards Tour.  The tour will be presented by winemaker Craig Cassel. The vineyard is located at 80 Shetland Drive, Hummelstown.

November 14, 2022:  Dahlias.  The program will be presented by Jerry Wain of the Gettysburg Dahlia Society. When to plant? Sun or shade? Deadhead or not? Ask Jerry!

December 5, 2022: Holiday Luncheon. “Christmas Florals with a Twist”. Our artist for the day is Dolores McGee, of D. McGee Design Studio. She will get us in the holiday spirit by demonstrating a mantelpiece arrangement, a non-traditional centerpiece, and a foyer table arrangement. Finished pieces will be raffled.  Location: Hershey Country Club Picard Pavilion.

January 9, 2023:  Three Members’ Floral Creations. Three HHS members  will share their talents as each will be given a like grouping of flowers to include in an arrangement.

February 6, 2023: White House Gardens and Grounds. Mike Lawn, retired gardener, foreman and chief of maintenance, will tell us all about the White House gardens.

March 6, 2023: Update of My Landscaping Progress. Necessary updates one of our members found when she moved to an old, suburban cottage site that needed regrading and drainage.

April 3, 2023: Developing a Pollinator Garden. The program will be presented by Heather Andrews. This is an important topic as the number of pollinators is diminishing.

May 1, 2023:  Harrisburg Cemetery  Tour.  David Via, the knowledgeable caretaker of this historic cemetery, will provide us with a guided tour of historical items of interest and the identification of its many trees. 

June 5, 2023:  Rose Luncheon: Wilding Hope. Phoebe Brubaker, an experienced floral designer now in the floral trade industry, focuses on growing early spring flowers and keeping them in bloom and available to floral designers for arrangements. Flowers that should be “in season” at the time of her presentation might include peonies, anemone, and ranunculus,  and which she will incorporate into floral designs.

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A talented garden expert, Barbara Whitcraft, delighted us with a demonstration on container gardening. We also did some gardening yoga!

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