HISTORY IN BLOOM
GARDEN TOUR of MONROE COUNTY
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monroe County Historical Association is pleased to announce the History in Bloom - A tour of central Monroe County's gardens fund-raiser on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, June 11).
This driving tour will feature nine beautiful and unique gardens located in Jackson, Hamilton, Pocono, and Stroud townships. The History in Bloom Garden Tour will begin at the Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, located at 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg.
Homeowners and volunteers will be stationed in each garden to share their knowledge, methods, ideas, and materials used to create their garden. Experienced gardeners will be available to answer gardening and landscape questions. Musical performances and mini-workshops will be offered at garden locations throughout the day.
Advanced ticket sales are $15 per person and are available at four locations: The Stroud Mansion, 900 Main St,, Stroudsburg; the Potting Shed, Ann Street, Stroudsburg; Stonewall Gardens, Route 447, Canadensis; and Ross & Ross Nursery, Route 191, Paradise Valley.
Day-of-tour tickets will be available at the start of the History in Bloom Garden Tour at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center from 9 a.m. until noon and cost $20 per person.
A raffle featuring gardening items, gift certificates, baskets, and the new Liztech pin “Tussie Mussie” will also be held throughout the morning. And Weber’s Rimrock Gardens, 2217 Rimrock Drive, Stroudsburg, will donate a percentage of sales every Saturday in the month of June to the Monroe County Historical Association.
Tour participants must pick up maps and wristbands at Kettle Creek no later than noon. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as some properties may be physically challenging.
Of special interest, the Brodhead Watershed Association will be hosting their Annual Native Plant Sale the same day at the Pocono Township Fire Company’s carnival building on Route 611, Tannersville, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Be sure to swing by and pick up a few additional plants and flowers for your own garden!
For additional information about the 2016 History In Bloom Garden Tour or to purchase your tickets, call the Monroe County Historical Association at 570-421-7703 or Contact Us