Summer Garden Experience 2018

Summer Garden Experience in Lancaster County combines the ambiance of a farm in summer with cutting edge planting and growing information. Bring the whole family on July 28th!
Summer Garden Experience 2018 - News

Updated: July 12, 2018

Summer Garden Experience 2018

Photo credit: Alyssa Collins

Summer Garden Experience takes place at Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SEAREC) 1446 Auction Road, Manheim, PA 17545. Take a farm wagon tour of the facility or walk through the Lancaster County Master Garden Idea Gardens and Penn State's flower trial gardens.There will also be a variety of plants and products from local vendors. Food, milkshakes and drinks will be available all day. For more information, call 717-653-4728 or 717-394-6851.

Time
7/28/18
Feature Presentations (45 minutes)Short Seminars (25 minutes)Short Seminars (25 minutes)Tours/Short SeminarsTours/Short Seminars
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Featured Speaker: Brie Arthur
Topic: Foodscape Revolution
Flower ArrangingCulinary HerbsFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Featured Speaker: Brie Arthur
Topic: Foodscape Revolution
Flower ArrangingContainer GardeningFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Featured Speaker: Michael Judd
Topic: Permaculture
All About TomatoesRaised Bed GardeningThe Greatest Plants for Bees & Butterflies tour, plant sale and ongoingFarm Wagon Tour
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.Featured Speaker: Michael Judd
Topic: Permaculture
Turf Questions AnsweredRain GardeningFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Featured Speaker: John Pecchia
Topic: Growing Mushrooms at Home
Spotted LanternflyHerbal TeasFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
11:30am-12:00pmFeatured Speaker: John Pecchia
Topic: Growing Mushrooms at Home
Vegetable Gardening, All About SeedsBotanicals in the ClassroomButterfly VivariumFarm Wagon Tour
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH Available
Featured Speaker: Sharee Solow
Topic: New Perennials
VermicompostingLUNCH AvailableFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH Available
Featured Speaker: Sharee Solow
Topic: New Perennials
All About AsparagusLUNCH AvailableFlower Variety TrialsFarm Wagon Tour
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.Featured Speaker: Brie Arthur
Topic: Foodscaping for Ecology
All About AsparagusButterfly GardeningBluebird Box Building
PA Bluebird Society
Farm Wagon Tour
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Featured Speaker: Brie Arthur
Topic: Foodscaping for Ecology
Spotted LanternflyTurf Questions Answered(Fee required, Food tent)

Admission is $10 a carload and the day will be filled with speakers, seminars, tours and more.

Ongoing, All Day Long!

  • Ask the Expert Booth
  • Information Booth
  • Master Gardener Idea Garden
  • Rain Garden
  • Caterpillar Vivarium
  • Ideas for Children’s Gardening
  • All Things Tomatoes
  • Dyeing with Vegetables