Pa. garden tour is Sunday

June 02, 2011|By ROXANN MILLER |

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — It's time to spruce up your yard, and for backyard landscapers looking for unique landscaping ideas, the Greencastle-Antrim area is the place to be this Sunday.

From 1 to 5 p.m., six homeowners are opening their gardens to backyard landscapers to benefit the Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle.

Tickets cost $15 per person in advance and can be purchased at the museum on 365 S. Ridge Ave., the G-A Chamber of Commerce or Philip's Seeds and Garden Center in Greencastle.

Tickets will also be available the day of the tour each home for $18.

The rain date is June 12. If the event is cancelled, check the museum's website Saturday, or call 717-597-9325.

Bonnie Shockey, president of the Allison-Antrim Museum board of directors, said money raised from the tour will go into the general fund to cover annual overhead costs to operate the museum.

She said the museum's annual budget is approximately $50,000.

"It is the one place in Greencastle that has been given the responsibility of the stewardship of Greencastle-Antrim history. We pride ourselves in making it a place for everyone," Shockey said.

The following gardens will be featured on the tour:

  • Tom and Patty Harmon, 1198 Kings Court
  • Richard Bateman Jr., 14237 Choxes Chase Road
  • Bill and Karen Hudson, 339 Jopa Road
  • Mark and Kim Siner, 216 N. Carlisle St.
  • Tim and Barb Piper, 50 Carowinds Drive
  • Ken and Bonnie Shockey, 8964 Rabbit Run Road North

If you go

For more information, contact Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, Pa.,
717- 597-9010 or go to

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