Goodell Gardens & Homestead to Open May 2nd

On Wednesday, May 2, the gates will officially open for the 2012 season at Goodell Gardens. The gardens will be open Wednesday – Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 31. Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for children ages 5-18.

Admission is free to members of Goodell Gardens, children under 5, Edinboro University students and members of over 270 botanical gardens and arboreta through the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions program.

Goodell Gardens memberships start at just $30 per year, and offer a variety of benefits, including free admission to the gardens and music series, discounted admissions to classes and special events, a subscription to the tri-annual newsletter The Garden Gate, a 10% discount in the Garden Gift Shop and a 1-year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens (through Oct. 2012). For information about membership, visit

Goodell Gardens has also announced the 2012 Spring and Summer Schedule, which is also available on the website.

Early events include:
Sunday, May 6, 3-4 p.m. – Tea Time Talk: Square Foot Gardening Method
Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Heather Zimmerman, will discuss planning, planting, and harvesting bountiful harvests in a smaller space with less work, using the Square Foot Gardening method developed by Mel Bartholemew. Admission to this class is $3 for members of Goodell Gardens; $7 for non-members, and includes refreshments from Lakeside Bagel and Deli. Please register for this class by email: or phone: (814) 734-6699.

Friday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – As part of National Public Gardens Day, Goodell Gardens & Homestead will be offering free!

Sunday, May 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – In honor of Mother’s Day, Goodell Gardens will offer free admission to all mothers !

For more information about any of these events, visit, email or call (814) 734-6699. Goodell Gardens is located at 221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), in Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

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