Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Garden of Distinction Award!

We are beyond pleased to announce that the herb gardens behind The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances have recently been proclaimed a 'Garden of Distinction' in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society annual gardening and greening awards. Local garden writer George Weigel shares the news in this recent Penn Live article.
Our gardens offer a respite for anyone seeking a green space. Open from dawn to dusk daily, we are pleased when guests simply stroll the gardens for their enjoyment or take a moment to sit and relax in the gazebo. Located in downtown Mechanicsburg, the gardens are a hidden treasure. This pretty planting features edible geraniums that produce sweet little blossoms in the summer  that add a delicate touch to salads or yield a bold flavor when the leaves are snipped fine and added to butters, pound cake or shortbread cookies.

With little vignettes tucked here and there, surprises await those who are alert. The goosefoot garden, named for its shape, was planted under the dogwood tree in the rear corner of the middle garden.
The gardens offer a haven for all, cats and fish live side by side. 
We utilize the gardens for classes when the weather is nice, for outdoor music when the community holds their Mugs & Music weekend, and for the Fairy Festival of course! There is also a Fairy themed Geocache tucked in the garden to be discovered by those on a mission. Special thanks to our Volunteer Gardeners that help throughout the growing season to keep the gardens maintained. 


4 comments:

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Congratulations to all!

Steph said...

Wow - Congratulations!!

Marilyn Miller said...

Congratulations! I have sweet memories of walking in your garden. A well deserved award.

Angela McRae said...

Wow, congrats on this award! What an honor!