Monday, May 14, 2012

National Public Garden Day


May 11th was National Public Garden day - a day in which most Public gardens were open for free.  I don't know what was going on back here but since I was in Edinboro I took a couple of minutes to go to the Goodell Gardens and Homestead  http://goodellgardens.org/ in Edinboro PA
 Located on the circa 1890's Goodell Family farmstead, the Heritage Garden boasts 40 specimens of Azaleas and Rhododendrons, 60+ tree species but at the time we were there only a limited number of flowers were in bloom.

After seeing the limited area currently under cultivation and planted I was impressed with their fundraising activities.  They have farmers market on the weekend, lectures, barn dances, classes on plants and flowers, they host harvest festivals, weddings, reunions, parties and any thing else that will make money.  They are a nonprofit so they also have members and dues and they normally charge to see the gardens.

I will point out that this coming weekend is the Laurel Strawberry Festival, Garden Tour the Festival Garden Tour hosted by the Laurel Garden Club, Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour includes eight lovely gardens in the Laurel area. For information and tickets, call Linda Peters at 629-6205.

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