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Park Rx - Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener at Detweiler Park 2024

By Detweiler Park (other events)

2 Dates Through Oct 11, 2024

Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour walk to learn about some of the many perennials, shrubs, and trees in the Park. Gather inspiration for your garden and gain unique information about this local Park, by learning to identify these plants, some of their pollinators, other insects or diseases, and soil or location preferences. Plants also have 'secrets' and we'll share some of them, such as being deer repellant, toxic or invasive. We are trained horticulturists and are eager to share our knowledge with you. 

Feel free to provide a lawn chair for the discussions after our walk.  As gardeners, you may want to share some of your experiences with us at our Q-and-A period, during this time. You are encouraged to extend your experience at the Park, by taking a stroll through the woods and fields that surround the area of our walk.  Whether you are a serious gardener or outdoor enthusiast, you will find this Park to be a great place for a walk, get some fresh air, and relax!

This is a Park Rx wellness program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield and presented by Penn State Master Gardeners. Pre-registration is required. Meet-up specifics will be provided via e-mail to registered participants.

What to know before you go:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated
  • You may experience some uneven walking conditions
  • You may want to wear sunscreen, bug repellent, and a hat
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Pre-registration is required to attend this program, space is limited

This is a Dauphin County Park Rx wellness program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield and supported by the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program

Program contact: Nancy Gates | Assistant Program Manager | [email protected] | 717-599-5188, ext. 2113


Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Detweiler Park

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110