Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens
The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners feature several educational Demonstration Gardens in Franklin County.
The Herb Garden, Perennial Garden, Pollinator Friendly Garden, Drought-Tolerant, Victory Garden and the Woodland Meadow Native Habitat Garden are located on the Extension Horticulture Center property. Our newest garden is the Historical Gass Garden located near the entrance of the Extension office. This garden features historic plants found during the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Another historical garden, the civil-war era Historic Kitchen Garden is located behind the John Brown House on King Street in Chambersburg.
If you have any additional questions about the Demonstration Gardens, please call the Extension at 717-263-9226.
The Herb Garden is one of seven of the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens located in Franklin County.
The Victory Garden demonstrates how to grow vegetables.
The goal of the Perennial Garden is to showcase perennial plants that do well in our climate.
The Pollinator Friendly Garden was installed and designed for the basic research to document populations of native pollinators and which plants attract them.
The Penn State Woodland Meadow Native Habitat serves as a teaching area to demonstrate how native plants are a source of food and shelter for wildlife.
The historic John Brown House Kitchen Garden is located on King Street in Chambersburg and is planted by Master Gardeners to demonstrate an authentic 1860 kitchen garden.
The Patrick Gass Garden is in its first stages of development. This garden will memorialize Patrick Gass role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806.