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Pop-Up Event: Central Pennsylvania Garden Tour
Saturday, September 07, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
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The Pop Up will include two Harrisburg-area gardens and lunch at nearby Spring Gate Winery. 

The first stop is the garden of Michael and Jeanine Larkin. MIchael is a long-time conifer collector and his garden features many varieties of conifers, Japanese maples and ginkgo. In the garden is a very large specimen Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula' as well as other specimen conifers and maples. Michael teaches gardeners how to make hypertufa containers, and throughout the garden is a large collection of these stone-like containers planted with conifers, maples and succulents. In addition, he has created several pieces of unique concrete garden art placed throughout the garden. This garden will be open from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Lunch will be at Spring Gate Winery 5790 Devonshire Rd, Harrisburg, PA. ( just 8 miles away) The winery has food trucks on site for you to purchase lunch, wine, and beer and nonalcoholic beverages are also available. There are also other other food venues near this area. 

At 1:30 pm we will travel just a few miles away, to the garden of Kevin and Kathy Kelly. This garden is situated on a roughly half-acre lot in the middle of a suburban development. The garden was born 22 years ago on a flat piece of bulldozed land without a tree or shrub or any ornamental plant. Following his own ideas, and doing all the landscaping on his own, Kevin has created an all-season garden with over 140 conifers, over 20 Japanese maples and countless perennials interplanted with annuals for pops of color. His use of texture and form creates interesting vignettes. No pesticides or herbicides have been used for over 12 years. This garden will be open from 1:30 to 3:00 pm.

The gardeners are looking forward to sharing their garden experiences with you.

To register, please email Michael Larkin, [email protected] or call 717-561-0704. This will allow us to plan the event and provides us a contact number in case of bad weather. Directions to each garden will be provided at the time of registration. Tour size will be limited, please register calling or emailing Michael Larkin.  Carpooling is strongly recommended.