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Garden in the Parks

Each year the Penn State Extension MASTER GARDENERS host a Field Day at their Demonstration Gardens in North Park and South Park near Pittsburgh, Pa. from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

   There were almost as many butterflies as people!

There were almost as many butterflies as people!

While I have yet to visit the event in North Park, the South Park event has been on my calendar for the past few years. Here’s a short video of some plants and butterflies we saw there this morning:

Groups and Exhibits this year included:

  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
  • Friends of South Park
  • Allegheny Land Trust
  • Pennsylvania DCNR
  • Allegheny Parks Foundation
  • Allegheny County Parks Rangers
  • Deer Deterrents
  • Weed ID
  • Herbs
  • Preserving
  • Pollinators
  • Mason Bees
  • Burgh Bees
  • Garden Hotline
  • Speakers Tent (with 3 speakers scheduled)
  • Composting and Rain Barrels
  • Tomato Tasting
  • Garlic/Basil Tasting
  • Marketplace
  • Refreshments
  • PSU Creamery Ice Cream
  • Kids Zone

MORE: Resources and Handouts from the Event


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