George’s Talks and Trips
When I don’t have my nose in a computer or compost pile, you’ll find me out and about doing gardening talks and leading garden-themed trips.
My 2014 lineup is almost ready, and I’ll be posting details here soon. My “big” trip for next year is a September gardening vacation to the Pacific Northwest (gardens of Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and the spectacular Butchart Gardens). See the details on this one. And check back shortly here because I think my 2014 trip series is going to be the best yet. I’ll also be speaking again at the Pa. Garden Expo, the Garden Show of York, the Pa. Home Show and more.
If you’re interested in having me speak to your group, email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you my current list of 21 topics.
Stauffers of Kissel Hill Garden Centers sponsors almost all of my garden trips and kicks in with $25 gift cards as prize give-aways to random selected trip-goers. Most trips are planned and operated by Lowee’s Group Tours of Harrisburg.
2013 BUS TRIPS WITH GEORGE
These one-day and multi-day excursions target some of our region’s best and often little-known public gardens. Each trip includes traveling seminars and timely gardening tips by George, plus gardening games and prizes that may land you a plant or two from George’s gardens or a $25 gift card to Stauffer’s of Kissel Hill garden centers. Bonus: George’s fun, friendly wife, Sue, will serve as your escort and “mom” for most of these trips.
Pickups are at both East Shore and West Shore locations.
Dec. 13: Winterthur and Longwood for Christmas
So many people like to see these two places every Christmas that we’re offering this trip again. We’ll spend the morning at the “other” duPont place down the road from Longwood Gardens – Winterthur, which offers an intriguing house tour, a pretty fair holiday-decorating display in its own right, and if the weather is decent, a tram tour of the rolling grounds.
December is actually Longwood’s most-visited month — and you’ll see why with its stunning outdoor lights and Christmas-adorned conservatories. We’ll have lunch at Longwood, then hours of free time to peruse the plants and decorations. We’re staying after dark to see the lights.
Cost is $115, including lunch. To sign up, call Lowee’s at 717-657-9658 or at toll-free 1-888-345-6933. Or email CKelly@lowees.com. Pickups are at both East Shore and West Shore locations.