Stay tuned for exciting trips as they become available!
Past tours and trips include public and private gardens, some have included places such as gardens that have been designated one of the nation's 50 best gardens.
List of Events for the Year & Beyond:
October 4, 20201: “We’re All Going Home with an Autumn Arrangement”. Our speaker, Tonya Young, will provide everything needed for us to make our own centerpiece: container, flowers, complete and easy step-by-step instructions from start to happy finish! Pre-register for this event. There will be a $20.00 charge for materials.
November 1, 2021: Suhring Memorial Lecture: “400 Years of Gardening” presented by Kirk Brown. This will be a hit with all of us. We remember Kirk’s great presentation he did for us in the past.
December 6, 2021: Holiday Luncheon at the Hershey Country Club: “ Oh, Christmas Tree”: Our speaker is Eva Hurst, the “Chalk Lady”. See the home page for details.
January 17, 2022: “Old Mount Gretna as Seen through the Camera Lens”. Sue Hostetter of the Mount Gretna Historical Society will take us back in time to see Mount Gretna of yesteryear.
February 7, 2022: “ Great Gardening - Less Work” presented by George Weigel. Entertaining and informative horticulturalist George Weigel, of PennLive fame, will be showing us how to achieve great results in our gardens while preserving our backs and bodies through working smarter, not harder.
March 7, 2022: Ryan, the Bugman will present " Mother Nature's Miracles - The World of Insects" @ the Hershey Library.
April 4, 2022: Gardening Yoga and Early Container Gardening. Members Linda Grudi and Barbara Whitcraft, experts in their field, will offer us some welcome instruction.
May 2, 2022: Strong Drinks and Heavenly Brews: A Short History of Beer, Wine, Coffee, and Tea. Presented by retired US Army Colonel John Maietta.
May 7, 2022: Annual Plant Sale outdoors at the Brownstone Masonic Lodge in Hershey. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
June 6, 2022: Rose Luncheon at the Hershey Country Club. Our guest speaker, Tonya Young, a member of the District IV Garden Club Board, will delight us again with several floral designs. Her passion and degree in Design will make this program very special. The arrangements will be raffled off. Decoration committee to be announced.
June 16, 2022: Biennial flower show at the Catherine and Milton Hershey Conservatory at the Hershey Gardens.
The show is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The butterfly wing and gardens require a fee.
Our members will be sharing their love of gardening by bringing specimens from their gardens for all of us to enjoy and in the process hoping for a blue ribbon! In addition, creative talents will be displayed in the design categories! All members are encouraged to participate!
June 28, 2022: Bus trip to Brookside Gardens and Ladew Topiary Garden.
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A talented garden expert, Barbara Whitcraft, delighted us with a demonstration on container gardening. We also did some gardening yoga!