Explore the Bucks County Outdoors at Gardenfest 2016

(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County invites visitors to learn about all there is to see and do in the great outdoors of Bucks County at GardenFest 2016. Shadowbox displays by 14 participants will showcase Bucks County Parks and Recreation, Nature Centers, Garden Clubs and other agricultural sites.

Join us at the Bucks County Visitor Center to learn how to make your garden ready for spring. Visitors will create a shadowbox display and participate in educational workshops from gardening professionals. GardenFest is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 17
1:00 p.m. Succulents Part 1, Blanche Gottel, The Plant Lady of Bucks County
2:00 p.m. Barns of Bucks County, Jeff Marshall, Heritage Conservancy
3:00 p.m. The Nature of Bucks County, Gail Hill, Peace Valley Nature Center

Saturday, April 23
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Hulmeville Garden Club Hosts Tea & Tunes

Sunday, April 24: Penn State Extension Day taught by Bucks County Master Gardeners
12:00 p.m. Composting, Donna DiMella
1:00 p.m. Starting a Vegetable Garden, Mike Gordon
2:00 p.m. Beneficial Insects, Kim Lawrence
3:00 p.m. Container Gardening, Jeanne Mantell
4:00 p.m. Hostas for Shade Gardening, Walter Cullerton

Saturday, May 7
1:00 p.m. Succulents Part 2, Blanche Gottel, The Plant Lady of Bucks County
2:00 p.m. Overlooked Horticultural Riches of a Sculpture Park, Mike Strengari, Grounds for Sculpture
3:00 p.m. Butterflies in the Garden, Stommy Blauth, Naturalist

Contact: Alexa Johnson
Public Relations Manager, Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 ext. 227

About Visit Bucks County

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The tourism office, with more than 450 tourism/hospitality partners throughout Bucks County, promotes all there is to see and do to potential visitors and residents. In addition to consumer travel, Visit Bucks County targets sports tournaments, motorcoach groups, meetings, special events and weddings. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.