Master Gardener Bus Trip to Mt. Cuba Center
When: Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 (7:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Where: Wegmans Parking Lot
345 Colonnade Blvd.
State College, Pennsylvania 16803
registration deadline: April 18, 2018
About Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba’s mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them.
Mt. Cuba Center holds special collections representing extensive compilations of certain species of plants. The North American hexastylis and trillium collections are of national significance and have been accredited by the Plant Collections Network.
Mt. Cuba Center’s collections conserve genetic diversity and display the native beauty of the flora of the eastern United States. Through the lens of the plant collections, Mt. Cuba Center builds its gardens, conducts research initiatives and conservation efforts, and educates the public on the important role these plants play in our delicate ecosystem.
The Mt. Cuba tour will start with viewing a 7 minute orientation video followed by the tour of the gardens. The tour will focus on Mt. Cuba Center history, an introduction to ecological gardening, plant information and seasonal highlights.
About Lancaster Central Park
Lancaster Central Park’s Wildflower Meadow and Arboretum features Shooting Star Wildflowers, Paw Paws, and the Shuts Environmental Library.
07:00 am Prompt Departure from Wegmans State College Rest stop along route, TBD.
10:30 am Mt. Cuba Center Prompt departure from Mt. Cuba Center at 2:00 PM
02:00 pm Travel to Lancaster Central Park
03:05 pm Lancaster Central Park Prompt departure at 4:30 PM
07:00 pm Arrival at Wegmans State College
J. Craig Williams