Franklin County Garden Treasures

CAP: Garden host Patti Nitterhouse in her Penn National garden



Franklin County Garden Treasures

Chambersburg, PA - Franklin County Master Gardeners will present their annual garden tour, "Franklin County Garden Treasures", on Sunday September 9, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Fayetteville, Mont Alto and Penn National areas. Seven gardens will be featured this year, with a wide variety of sizes and styles. Rough and uneven landscaping may be encountered, and so comfortable, low-heeled walking shoes are recommended. Tickets are $10 per person and include site directions and garden descriptions. Tickets will be available for purchase mid-August at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg (717-263-9226) and other locations throughout Franklin County, as listed below.
"Franklin County Garden Treasures" 2012 ticket sale sites:
Penn State Extension, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg
Wolf Furniture, 480 Gateway Avenue, Chambersburg
Plasterer's Florist & Greenhouses, 990 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg
Snavely's Garden Corner, 2106 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg
Paul's Market, 6374 Nunnery Rd, Waynesboro
Green Arbor Flowers & Shrubbery Center, 11401 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro
Phillips' Seeds & Garden Center, 410 S. Antrim Way (Route 11 South), Greencastle
Advanced purchase is recommended, but tickets will also be available at the gardens on the day of the tour.
"Franklin County Garden Treasures" 2012 host sites:
Penn National gardens will include those of Patti Nitterhouse and Dennis Zimmerman, Jean and Carmen Patten, Jean and Ron Schlecht and the Penn National Community Gardens. Other Fayetteville locations include Salinda and Ralph Feldman in the Conocodell neighborhood and the Norlo Park garden maintained by the Conococheague Audubon Society. The final garden in the tour will be the Arboretum on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto.
With a variety of garden sizes and styles, "Franklin County Garden Treasures" will serve as inspiration for area gardeners planning their next year's gardens. Visitors may view the gardens in any order, throughout the afternoon. To purchase tickets, or for more information concerning the Master Gardeners' "Franklin County Garden Treasures", call the Penn State Cooperative Extension office at 717-263-9226.