Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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2017 Event Dates

The warm weather yesterday and today has us longing for SPRING! Luckily we are just ten days from the Garden Center’s opening for the season so spring really is just around the corner.

For our loyal readers, Facebook fans and customers, we have some exclusive information.

First, mark your calendars, here are a dates for some beloved upcoming events.

Fall Festival: September 23-24
Holiday Celebration: December 2-3 

Second, we will be holding an evening event for those over 21 that may enjoy something dry or something sweet. Can you guess what it is? One more hint, it goes with cheese 😉

That’s right we will be hosting a wine tasting on July 21! More information will be available as we get closer, but we will tell you that there will be limited availability for this event. Let’s just say you will definitely want to keep your eye on the Facebook page for more info.

As you know, we love to host DIY and informational seminars. It gives us a chance to meet some of our customers on a more personal level and share our expertise. Our last announcement for today is to tell you we will be hosting MORE seminars and hands on classes, even adding some just for kids.

We have BIG things planned for Edward’s Garden Center this year. We hope you come out to support us and enjoy some family time!

Edward's Garden Center 2017 Events
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The Details: Fall Festival September 24 & 25

It’s that time of year and we are so excited for the Fall Festival this year! We have so much planned… some fun new events and some old favorites. Here is a complete list of everything we will have at the Garden Center for the Fall Festival. We hope to see each and everyone of our customers and families there.

Edward's Garden Center Fall Festival 2016Saturday and Sunday

Puppet Show with Susan Klein & Friends
Join us Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm for a wonderful show by Susan Klein and her puppet friends. Start your visit to the Fall Festival with this wonderful show and the kids will be delighted.

Pony Rides
A Fall Festival favorite will be back again this year. For $5 your kiddos can have a ride on a cute pony and you can get some adorable photos.

Face Painting by Jessica
Another Garden Center festival favorite, Jessica and her helpers will be on hand to paint wonderful characters, shapes and animals on hands and faces for just $5. Every time she comes she brings new and exciting designs so make sure you stop by.

Food Trucks
Many of the favorites will be back and possibly some new choices as well. Trucks will be set up around 11am so bring your appetite.

Blue Chip Animal Farm Animals for Adoption
Our friends from Blue Chip Animal Farm will be on hand with some dogs that could use a new home, as well as some baskets to raffle and some items for sale. Edward’s Garden Center will again match all donations up to $500.

Sunday

Pet Costume Parade
Many would say this is the best part of the whole weekend, watching the pets parade around the Garden Center all dressed up. Dress your pet in the most creative or adorable costume you can think of and register at 1:45 for a free costume contest! Winners will be awarded various gift certificates.

Live Music by 3 Imaginary Boys
Back by popular demand, 3 Imaginary Boys will again provide some live music for the Festival. Stop by and see them from 12pm-2pm.

Balloon Animals by Justin-credible
Watch as Justin-credible takes a balloon and crafts animals, shapes, flowers and more. Take home the balloon shape of your choice for free!

We have so much planned for this year’s Festival and the Garden Center is dressed up so beautifully for fall! We hope to see all of your there with your friends and family. The fun starts Saturday September 24!

 


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Looking Forward to Fall at Edward’s Garden Center

The kids are on their way back to school this week and that means, sadly summer is coming to an end. Don’t fret though, because fall in Northeast PA is an awesome season and Edward’s Garden Center is fully prepared to help you enjoy everything fall has to offer.

Our staff has been extra busy preparing for fall the past few weeks. We’ve been selling off summer plants and moving in fall favorites. Our designers like Diane and Amy have been creating custom fall and Halloween decorations. Best of all, we have been busy planning for our month long Halloween celebration!

Everyone loves mums! And we are well stocked for the beginning of fall. Yellow, white, red, orange and more. Stop by and pick yours up today.

Is there anything that can help transition to a new season better than some new decor? It definitely does the trick around the Garden Center. Ask our staff to make a custom creation just for your home or garden.

As some of you may know, we put a lot of planning in to our events because we want them to be fun for the whole family. We have two events coming up that will help you celebrate fall and Halloween. We hope to see you there.

On September 24 and 25, we will hold our annual Fall Festival. We will have pony rides, face painting, music, snacks, a pet costume parade, visits from Blue Chip Animal Refuge and much more.

Beginning October 8, each weekend throughout October, we will hold a Halloween Celebration. The whole Garden Center will be transformed into a Halloween land. We will have a haunted maze, costume contests and a less scary area for the little ones. The staff is super excited to bring this month long event to our customers!


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Inside Scoop: Fall Festival September 26 & 27

Here at Edward’s Garden Center we are very excited for fall’s arrival! To celebrate, we are holding our annual Fall Festival September 26 & 27 and we hope to see many of our customers with their whole families!

As with all of our festivals and open house events, we have many events and vendors planned. Since you are our loyal readers and customers, we’ll let you in on everything that’s going on.

Fall Festival at Edward's Garden CenterGiant Pumpkin Contest
Every year we have put a giant pumpkin on display and let everyone guess on its weight. This super popular contest is back! You can enter right now on our Facebook page or enter your guess at the Festival this weekend.

Pony Rides
Back by popular demand, pony rides will be available both Saturday and Sunday all day! The kid’s from our Open House and last year’s Fall Festival LOVED the pony rides. Bring your kiddos so they can enjoy!

Face Painting
Another favorite for the kids, Face Painting by Jessica will be back. Each time she comes she offers more character, animal, butterfly options and so many more. Face painting is available 1 pm to 4 pm both days.

Pet Costume Parade and Contest
This event was a huge success last year. We got to see so many wonderful pets and their parents last year. If you want to enter your pet in the contest, you should get to the Garden Center at least half an hour early. There may be quite a few contestants. Our staff will chose their favorite pets and the pet parents will win gift cards and be featured on our website.

Live Entertainment
The popular local band Three Imaginary Boys will be providing some awesome music on Sunday from 12 pm to 2 pm. Stop by and enjoy!

Kid's Area at Edward's Garden CenterSurprise Updates at the Garden Center!
One of our favorite features for this Fall Festival is our children’s area “Home of Gnomes” which will be totally complete and ready for all the kids to enjoy. We have a train display, checker board and lots of gnomes to find! Make sure the kids take a walk through.

Delicious Food Vendors
As always, we will have several delicious food offerings for our guests. Stop by and check out your favorites like Smoking’ Jay’s BBQ.

Blue Chip Animal Adoption
Blue Chip Animal Farms will be available both days with a few animals that are looking for forever homes. Make sure you stop by and see them!

We really hope to see everyone at our Fall Festival this weekend! Bring your whole family and tell your friends 🙂


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Announcing this season’s events at Edward’s Garden Center

Our loyal blog readers get the first look at our schedule full of events for this season at Edward’s Garden Center!  We know many of you will want to mark your calendars for our Open House days and seminars. Take a look at the list below. We can’t wait to see you at as many as you can come too. 🙂

Edward's Garden Center events

Get ready for all the events at Edward’s Garden Center this season!

Reservations are required for all seminars. To reserve a spot in a seminar please call (570) 287-4329 ext 1.

  • Opening Your Pond & Pond Maintenance Tips: Sunday, April 12th
  • Pond Maintenance and Care Seminar: Sunday, May 3rd
  • Container Gardening Seminar: Sunday, May 17th
  • Open House: Saturday and Sunday, June 6th & 7th
  • Pruning Seminar: Sunday, June 14th 
  • Brick Paver & Flagstone Installation Seminar: Sunday, July 12th
  • Fairy and Miniature Garden Seminar: Sunday, August 9th (participation is $20, we supply container and soil)
  • Build Your Own Scarecrow Seminar: Sunday, Sept 20th (participation is $20, we supply straw and poles, bring your own clothes)
  • Fall Festival: Saturday and Sunday, September 26th & 27th
  • Closing your pond seminar: Sunday, Oct 18th (participate in closing our ponds)
  • Tree Top Bow Making Class & Make Your Own Kissing Ball Class: Sunday, Nov 29th (you can bring your own ribbon) & (kissing ball class will be $20, supplies included)
  • Holiday Celebration: Saturday & Sunday, Dec 5th & 6th

Seminars (non bolded events) always start promptly at 11 a.m. All dates and times are subject to change. Vendors and entertainment for the two day events will be announced at a later time.

Hope to see you at these events and around the Garden Center as the weather gets warmer! Happy Spring!


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Garden Center Fall Festival Sept 27 and 28

Big Foot is ready for Autumn at Edward's Garden Center.

Big Foot is ready for Autumn at Edward’s Garden Center.

Cooler weather is approaching and our Garden Center staff is busy getting ready for Autumn. We have hundreds of mums decorating our gardens. Our pumpkins and gourds have just arrived and even Big Foot has packed his bag full of fall items.

To celebrate the fall season, we will be having a two day Fall Festival.

Stop by the Garden Center Sept 27th and 28th to take part in the festivities.

For the kids:

  • Face painting will be provided by Face Painting by Jessica. She is more than ready to decorate the kiddos faces or hands with their favorite characters and designs. She recently received stencils for the Frozen characters!
  • Pony rides: 10 am to 4 pm both days. Rides will be $5

For the whole family:

  • Pet costume parade and contest: Dress up your furry family members and walk them in the parade. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be given out. Parade will be Sunday, 28th at 2 pm. Prizes for the contest: 1st prize $100 gift card, 2nd prize: $50 gift card and 3rd prize: $25 gift card.
  • Giant pumpkin contest: Giant pumpkin will be on hand. Whoever guesses the closest weight gets a $100 gift card. The winner will be chosen at 4 pm on Sunday.
  • Selfie Contest: Take a picture with Big Foot, post it to our Facebook page to be entered. Prize: $100 gift card!
  • Blue Chip Farms will be visiting with adoptable dogs both days. Edward’s Garden Center is a supporter of Blue Chip and will match all donations up to $5oo.
  • SALE: 50% off fruit trees
  • Food vendors: Hotdogs, sausage, wings, smoked apples, kettle corn, desserts and more!

To get people excited for the Fall Festival we are running a few Facebook contests. Right now, visit our Facebook page and find the status update about the contest. Comment with your favorite thing about fall and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card.

We will have another Facebook contest beginning before the Fall Festival. Hint: The contest involves our very own Big Foot!

Hope to see everyone at the Fall Festival Sept 27th and 28 at the Garden Center! You won’t be sorry you came 🙂

Fall at Edwards Garden Center