First Lady Susan Corbett Announces Summer Garden Tours at the Governor's Residence

May 16, 2012, 10:00 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the First Lady

Second Sundays begin June 10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today invited the public to visit the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg for a new series of summer garden tours called "Second Sundays." 

Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to explore the Governor's Residence gardens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature outdoor, family-friendly activities.

"Due to the popularity of Arts in the Garden last June, we decided to expand the free, public events at the Governor's Residence this summer," Mrs. Corbett said. "The governor and I are committed to making the residence more accessible for visitors to enjoy and appreciate."

Through a partnership with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County, volunteer master gardeners will offer expertise on horticultural topics and answer visitors' questions.

"We are happy to partner with the Governor's Residence to educate the community about the latest gardening trends and the importance of horticulture in Pennsylvania," said Anne Hawk, coordinator of the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County.

Visitors will learn about topics including proper care for roses, how to create a pollinator-friendly garden and the ecological benefits of native plants.

Second Sunday events are free and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted. Security measures will be in place.

For more information, visit  or contact the First Lady's Office at 717-787-1965.

Media contacts:
Kirsten Page, Governor's Press Office; 717-783-1116
Ashley Chunko, First Lady's Office; 717-787-1965

Editor's Note: The dates and themes of the Second Sunday events are as follows:

  • June 10: 2nd Annual Arts in the Garden
  • July 8: Patriotic Penn's Woods
  • Aug. 12: Nature's Pollinators
  • Sept. 9: Gallery Walk

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the First Lady