The annual open house of the Gardens at John Rudy County Park will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The gardens are located at 400 Mundis Race Road, York.
The day includes self-guided tours of flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens with Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. Free refreshments, exhibits, tomato tasting, and soil pH testing will be availabale. Fresh picked produce, books, garden tools, soil test kits, stepping stones will be offered for sale. Activities for children include a scavenger hunt.
Garden talks and demonstrations by Master Gardeners will be held during the morning:
9:15 a.m. Composting by John Geoghan
9:45 a.m. Growing Tomatoes by Jerry Cook
10:15 a.m. Raised Bed Gardening by Christy Freytag
10:45 a.m. Planting for Pollinators by Connie Schmotzer
11:15 a.m. Pest Control in the Garden by George Fetrow and Tom Smith
The gardens and this event are a project of the York County Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and the York County Juvenile Probation, in conjunction with the York County Parks and Recreation Department. The open house will be held rain or shine.
The gardens are located adjacent to the stone house which serves as York County Parks Administrative Headquarters (just west of the entrance to John Rudy County Park on Mundis Race Road).
Additional information is available at http://extension.psu.edu/york or by calling 717-840-7408.