Annual Autumn Stroll set for Sept. 18 in Pa.

August 29, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County Master Gardeners will host their annual Autumn Stroll Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Greater Waynesboro, Pa., and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas.
Eight gardens will be featured this year, with a variety of sizes and styles. Rough and uneven landscaping might be encountered, so comfortable, low-heeled walking shoes are recommended.

Tickets cost $10 per person and include site directions, garden descriptions and historical tidbits. Tickets are available for purchase at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg, by calling 717-263-9226 and at select garden centers.

 “This year’s tour takes participants on a journey through time and landscape design,” said tour coordinator Georgena Ruth. “Participants will view modern landscapes in a trendy Waynesboro development, and then step back in time while they visit a cluster of Summit communities that historically served as summer retreats, and whose landscape designs are as unique as the historical residences they adorn.”

Tour proceeds will support the Sgt. Patrick Gass Garden, a tour through U.S. history and horticulture. Gass was known for his extensive horticultural work in connection with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Tickets are  available at the following locations:

  • Chambersburg: Penn State Extension Office, Plasterer’s Florist and Greenhouse, Snavely’s Garden Center
  • Waynesboro: Green Arbor Greenhouse, Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce, Parlor House Restaurant, Paul’s Country Market
  • Greencastle: Philip’s Seeds
  • Shippensburg: Lurgan Greenhouse
  • Day-of-tour tickets: Allegany Optical, 1800 Main St. (Pa. 16), Waynesboro

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