Sunday October 2nd, 2022 * 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate Nature and Art in the Fall at Kings Gap during Garden Harvest Day on Sunday, October 2, 2022. From Noon to 5 PM, the Friends of Kings Gap will have a variety of activities for all ages.
Activities include hayrides, pumpkin painting, face painting, pumpkin bowling, mum walk, eco-art, food trucks, nature storytime, apple cider press, chicken corn soup, and more.
There will also be handmade crafts from local artisans, including paintings, wooden bowls, dried flower wreaths, and more.
A nominal fee for some activities and “make and take” items will be charged, but parking and admission are free.
In addition, do not forget cash for food trucks and craft vendors.
Be sure to visit the mansion for the opening of the first Kings Gap Mansion Art Gallery featuring a wide variety of nature art from 14 local artists.
The gallery opens on Garden Harvest Day and continues throughout October.
The mansion will also be decorated with flowers generously donated by Roots Cut Flower Farm.
Garden Harvest Day will be held at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, 500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle.
All activities will be held in the mansion area.
Tuesday September 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Garden Talk #1 in a series of 3: Design and Install Raised Beds
In the first of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to design and install raised beds in your backyard.
Garden Talk #2 in a series of 3: Growing & Drying Herbs
In the second of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to plant and nurture herbs in the garden, and how to preserve them by drying.
Garden Talk #3 in a series of 3: Herbs as Medicine During the Civil War
In the final program in a series of three Garden Talks, guest speaker Greg Susla will discuss the medicinal uses of herbs during the Civil War.
A retired pharmacist, Susla has extensive experience with the medicinal herb garden at the Pry House on Antietam Battlefield, and with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
He will talk about the medicinal applications of various plants grown and their uses during the 19th century.
Held in the Institute’s Civil War-era garden at Monterey Pass, attendees will see first-hand what raised beds look like, discover why they are beneficial and learn how to create them.
The adjacent Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum will be open especially for attendees of this event.
Cost is $5 per program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
To register, email the Institute at: email@example.com.
Thursday June 30th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Take a fun trip to the greenhouse to make your very own Fairy Garden!
You will be guided along the process as you create an arrangement that is beautiful and majestic!
This project includes:
Round decorative planter
Variety of small succulents and fairy plants
4 small figurines
Bring along your own fairy if you would like to top off this garden arrangement.
This is a great project for kiddos or anyone who wants to create some an adorable Fairy Garden!
Feel free to bring along any food and drink you’d like to enjoy during this workshop.
Shop the greenhouse 10% off just for attending this event.
Register Here for this event