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Upcoming Events for Pennsylvania

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through September 30, Kennett Square
Festival of Fountains
Longwood Gardens

The celebration of the return of the main fountain gardens continues with daily performances and extended hours for illuminated performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. In addition, a fireworks show is held on May 26. Pricing, hours, and details are available by calling 610-388-1000, or visiting longwoodgardens.org.



August

 

August 6 and 13, Hershey
Marvelous Mondays
Hershey Gardens

Explore the children’s garden and discover nature, create crafts, and enjoy entertainment. Each week brings a new program and take-home activity. 10 a.m.-noon. Included with admission, which is free for members. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



August 11, Latrobe
Butterfly Release
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve

This popular event is sponsored by the Greensburg Garden Center. Purchase butterflies by calling 724-837-0245.

 

August 11, Springfield
The History of Kitchen Gardening
Smedley Park

Local garden historian Clarissa Dillon explains the background of colonial kitchen gardening, how it developed over the years, and why it is still pertinent today. Clarissa relays the fact-filled, hands-on procedures she maintains at the Thomas Massey House Garden in Broomall. 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10. For more information, call Linda Barry at 610-690-7669 or email lrb16@psu.edu.



August 11, York
Open House at the Gardens
John Rudy County Park

Bring the family for fun and learning in the garden. York County Master Gardeners offer talks, tours, displays, children’s activities, and a plant clinic where you can bring plant questions and problems. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-840-7408 or visit facebook.com/yorkcountymastergardeners.



August 11 & 12, Philadelphia
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Listen for the train whistle as you look for your favorite steam engine characters chugging along the quarter-mile track. The whole gang from Sodor will be in the garden, including Emily, James, and of course, Thomas. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 16, Greensburg
Tea in the Butterfly Garden
Greensburg Garden Center

Come enjoy tea in the Levefre butterfly garden at 11 a.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, call 724-837-0245.



August 18, York
13th Annual Gardening with Natives Tour and Seminar
County Annex

York County Master Gardeners offer this daylong event where you can attend morning seminars on how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard, and then tour two properties in the afternoon. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee of $40 includes continental breakfast, lunch, seminars, resources, and tour. For more information, call 717-840-7408 or visit facebook.com/MAEscapes.



August 19, Philadelphia
Grist Mill Demonstration Day
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum

Come explore revolutionary technology, local history, and a beautiful setting along the Wissahickon Creek. Guided tours. Free, donations accepted. 1-4 p.m. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



August 21, Berwick
Spotted Lantern Fly – A New Invasive Pest
McBride Memorial Library

Columbia County Master Gardener Mary Jo R. Gibson presents this program from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call 570-316-6519 or visit extension.psu.edu/columbia-county.

 

September

 

Through September 30, Kennett Square
Festival of Fountains
Longwood Gardens

The celebration of the return of the main fountain gardens continues with daily performances and extended hours for illuminated performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Pricing, hours, and other details are available by calling 610-388-1000 or visiting longwoodgardens.org.



September 1, Philadelphia
Nature Play
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Splash in water and see what floats. Look for seeds and pods of all kinds. Nature play is unstructured fun using what’s available. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



September 1, Philadelphia
Saturday Morning Live Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide for a featured tour of the month. 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



September 8, Hershey
Bug-O-Rama
Hershey Gardens

Explore the world of bugs during this family-friendly, interactive day. Includes live bugs and bug displays, as well as bug-themed games and crafts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Included with admission. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



September 8, Springfield
Fall Foraging
Smedley Park Environmental Center

Dylan DeViliger of Red Hill Farm Co-op presents a workshop on how to forage for local wild plants in the fall forest. Includes a stroll in the woods to find plants you can snack on. Come hungry! Cost is $10. For more information, call 610-690-2655, email lrb16@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/delaware.

 

September 8 and 9, Philadelphia
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends at the Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Look for your favorite train characters among the whole steam engine gang from Sodor as they take over the railway for the weekend. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



September 8 and 22, Philadelphia
Dogs and Barks Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

This tour showcases the dogwood tree and tree bark, (not dogs with four legs). 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



September 9, Kennett Square
NPR’s From the Top Hosted by Christopher O’Riley
Longwood Gardens

Young musicians perform and share their stories during a live recording of this engaging classical music program. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and include admission to the gardens. Purchase tickets and check additional details at longwoodgardens.org.



September 15, Bloomsburg
Fall into Gardening
Penn State Ag Services Building

Hosted by Penn State Master Gardeners of Columbia County, this event features five presentations, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. The cost for the daylong series is $15. For more information, call 570-316-6519, email columbiamg@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu/columbia-county.



September 16, Philadelphia
Grist Mill Demonstration Day
Bloomfield Farm

At Morris Arboretum’s Springfield Mills, come and explore revolutionary technology, local history, and a beautiful setting along the Wissahickon Creek. Guided tours. Free, donations accepted. 104 p.m. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

September 29, Montrose
Upside-Down Suet Feeder
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Make a suet feeder that only woodpeckers, chickadees, and other clingers can access; no more feeding starlings! While you are making your feeder, learn several bird feeder tips and facts. 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for the class plus $24 for each feeder you make. For more information, call 570-666-9003 or visit montroseadultschool.org.



September 29, Springfield
Fall Fest
Smedley Park

Features a plant sale, master gardener marketplace, lectures, and workshops.  9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 610-690-2655, email lrb16@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/delaware.

 

October



October 5 and 6, Erie
Pumpkin Walk
Waldameer Park

Come see hundreds of illuminated carved pumpkins and enjoy youth activities and educational presentations by Master Gardeners of Erie County. Bring a flashlight and dress for an outdoor walk on a path that is mostly handicapped-accessible. 6-9 p.m. Rain or shine. Parking available in a well-lit lot. No pets allowed except for service animals. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and up, cash only. For more information, visit extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/erie.



October 6, Philadelphia
Nature Play
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Jump in leaf piles. Dig in the dirt. Discover what’s just out of sight. Nature play is unstructured fun using what’s available. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



October 6, Philadelphia
Saturday Morning Live Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Join an experienced guide for a featured tour of the month. 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



October 6 and 7, Philadelphia
Fall Festival
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, and sample different varieties of apples. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Included with garden admission, but some activities have an additional fee. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



October 6 through 31, Philadelphia
Scarecrow Walk
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Vote for your favorite scarecrow from more than 30 on display. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.



October 13 and 27, Philadelphia
Dogs and Barks Tour
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

This tour showcases the dogwood tree and tree bark, (not dogs with four legs). 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

October 19, 20, 26, and 27, Hershey
Pumpkin Glow
Hershey Gardens

More than 150 carved, illuminated, and themed pumpkins are on display. Kids can trick-or-treat and explore the creepy-crawly gallery featuring live bugs and spiders. You can also enjoy pumpkin carving demonstrations. Please note: the butterfly atrium is closed during this event.  6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages 3-12; $12.50 for ages 13-61; $11.50 for ages 62 and up; and free for children age 2 and under. For more information, call 717-534-3492 or visit hersheygardens.org.



October 21, Philadelphia
Grist Mill Demonstration Day
Bloomfield Farm

Morris Arboretum celebrates farming life with demonstrations, vendors, tours, and music. Noon-4 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 215-247-5777 or visit morrisarboretum.org.

 

October 27, Montrose
3rd Annual Fall Clinic
Montrose Bible Conference

Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County present talks on how to grow orchids, how to create a rain garden, companion planting: fact or myth, and Pennsylvania plants – mountain laurel and eastern hemlock. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. For more information, call 570-666-9003 or visit montroseadultschool.org. m

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.