Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens

Demonstration gardens are located next to the Extension Office on 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA. Listed below are brief history and description of each of the gardens.

Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden

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. If you have any additional questions about the Demonstration Gardens, please call the Extension at 717-263-9226.

Abundance of fresh vegetables from Victory Garden Workshop

The Victory Garden demonstrates how to grow vegetables.

Perennial Garden

The goal of the Perennial Garden is to showcase perennial plants that do well in our climate.

Pollinator Friendly Garden

The Pollinator Friendly Garden was installed and designed for the basic research to document populations of native pollinators and which plants attract them.

Woodland Native Habitat

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.

Patrick Gass Garden (Photo taken on June 15, 2012)

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.