Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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Garden Center News and Previews

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Eric, Diane and the rest of our staff are hard at work expanding our Home of Gnomes area.

Many Garden Centers are quiet and slow during these hot July and August days. Not Edward’s! We are busy planning for the future 🙂 Because you readers are our loyal blog and Facebook followers, we are going to let you in on a few little-known upcoming events and changes. Keep reading for the scoop.

Expanding the Home of Gnomes (Kids Area)
We always planned for our Home of Gnomes to be much bigger and more kid friendly. Last fall when it opened, we honestly got too busy with customers and other projects to finish working on our beloved kids area. Now that the spring rush has calmed down, we are expanding the Home of Gnomes. We are adding more decorations, lights and even a tree house! All of these projects will be completed before the Fall Festival this year. Check our Facebook page to keep an eye on our progress.

Edward's Garden Center Home of Gnomes

Things that Go Bump in the Night
Halloween is a HUGEly popular holiday in NEPA. Edward’s Garden Center wants to get in on the fun! This year we will have a huge Halloween Festival on the weekends in October. There will be decorations, food trucks, costumes, a maze and perhaps some ghoulish face painting. It will be great fun for the whole family and we are super excited to share this with you.

Make Your Own Garden Seminars August 7 & 14
Our most fun hands-on seminars are coming up this Sunday and next Sunday. On Sunday August 7, the Garden Center will hold a Make Your Own Air Plant Display workshop. For a $20 fee, you can make an air plant display to take home and learn all about air plants.

 

On August 14, our super popular Fairy, Gnome and Miniature Garden workshop with Diane will take place. Last year, the group that participate had a blast digging in the dirt and creating their own miniature gardens to take home. For $20 you can make a gorgeous display in a container we provide or you can be creative and bring something from home.

There are spots left for both of these hands-on workshops. Make sure to call and save your spots before they fill up! 570-287-4329 ext 1.

Other Miscellaneous News
In just about three to four weeks our shipment of Mums will be arriving! This is definitely a favorite time of year for us and we know many of you wait for this arrival too. Also, be on the look out for another Facebook contest sometime in August. And as always, stop by the Garden Center to visit with the animals, chat with our staff and see all of the items we get in new week after week.


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Open House June 11 & 12 Details

We are very excited that our first big event of the season is just a few days away! We are busy stocking the gardens, preparing for the kids and getting everything set up throughout the Garden Center. We have lots of things planned for the whole family so we hope to see all of our blog fans, regular customers and many new faces this weekend. We know everyone wants the scope so here it is!

The Details

Edward's Garden Center Open House 2016Where: 525 River Street Forty Fort, 18704 (go all the way to the end of the road)

When: Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12, from 10 am to 4pm

What’s happening: Both days there will plenty to do and to see! We have Face Painting by Jessica making her return to paint beautiful masterpieces on the kids’ hands and faces. Jessica’s stand is always a favorite for the kids so we keep bringing her back for the fun year after year. Also back by popular demand: pony rides! Pony Party Paradise will be back with their lovely ponies and the petting zoo.

Blue Chip Animal Rescue will be bringing a few of their pets who need to find “furever” homes. Visit with a few pets all day Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds from this event help support Blue Chip and they will also be selling raffle tickets.

On Sunday, we will have live music provided by 3 Imaginary Boys from 12pm until 2pm.

You can’t have a special event, without good food right? Not to worry, we will have several food vendors ready to provide you with tasty treats.

We also can’t forget to mention the reasons people visit Edward’s Garden Center every day. Kids love our scavenger hunt to find all of our animals. Kids love it because they get to meet all the animals and at the end of the scavenger hunt they get a prize bag.

Our quality plants, trees and flowers also draw people from all over the Wyoming Valley. We are well stocked and the staff is excited to help you with all your questions. And don’t forget to stop into the gift shop to pick up some unique items.

Parking and admission for the Open House are free!

Rain or shine we hope to see you there! We promise you will see why Edward’s Garden Center is truly “A Place to Explore and Enjoy!”


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April Happenings at the Garden Center

Things are starting to get busy around the Garden Center. Although the weather has been unpredictable and at times down right cold, our season is officially underway. We have lots going on and want to keep all of our customers and readers informed.

Animals at Edward's Garden Center

One of our “kids” with a member of our staff.

New additions and naming contest
As you probably already know, we have three “kids” that have joined our family. Our three baby goats have settled in to their new homes and are enjoying the visitors. However, they still don’t have names! Head over to our Facebook page and enter our naming contest. If all three of your names are chosen, you will receive a $100 gift certificate. If one of your names is chosen, you will win a $50 gift certificate.

Opinions needed!
Also, on our Facebook page, there is a post asking for your opinion and ideas. We are asking our customers to let us know what kind of merchandise you would like to see in our gift shop. Currently, we like to sell unique gift items, most of which are garden related. We also have a large selection of air plants and bird houses.

Pond seminar
Call soon to reserve your spot for our Opening Your Pond Seminar on Sunday April 17 at 11 am. Help open the ponds at Edward’s Garden Center at our first hands on seminar of the year. You will get tips and tricks to help open and care for your pond, from the experts themselves. Call (570) 287-4329, ext 1.

New plant and flower arrivals everyday
We know with the way the weather has been this week, it is difficult to think about spring flowers. Each day we get new shipments of plants, shrubs and flowers so ignore the weather and come see what we have!

Event schedule released
In case you missed our last post, our event schedule was released last week. We have many seminars and workshops planned, as well as Open House, Fall Festival and a Holiday Celebration. Check out the full schedule on our Current Events page.

 


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Garden Center News

There is so much happening at the Garden Center! May is definitely our busiest month of the year for both arrivals, things going on and customers who visit us. Since there is so much going on, we wanted to compile a bunch things to make sure everyone knows what’s happening.

Scavenger Hunt Contest
To celebrate our new website’s completion, we’ve decided to do a scavenger hunt contest! To participate in the contest, visit the Facebook page and click the tab on our timeline that says “contest” or click on the top post on the page. For the contest you will need to visit the website and find the correct answers to the questions. If you answer all the questions right, you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to the Garden Center. Contest ends May 31.

Edward's Garden Center has Water Plants

Stop by and chose some plants for your pond.

Water plants are in stock
Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, our water plants are fully in stock and ready to decorate your ponds. Stop by and ask one of our helpful Garden Center associates which plants are best for your garden.

New arrivals!
Our pheasant clan has expanded. Lucille has once again welcomed some new babies. Bring the kids to check out the chicks.

We Plan, You Plant taking off!
Our newest service is quickly becoming our most popular. Many of our customers just LOVE to garden so why would they want someone else to take away all the fun? Bring some photos of your garden into the Garden Center and we can help layout out all the plants and flowers you want in one beautiful and comprehensive design. Stop by today and Ed, himself will help you design it!

Open House is just two weeks away!
Our Open House celebration is June 6 and 7. We have vendors coming in from all over to provide fun and food. For the kids, we have face painting and animals to visit. Blue Chip Animal Rescue will be bringing a few animals to meet with everyone. More details about the event will be released as the event gets closer.

Edward's Garden Center Open House