Goodell Gardens is among 590+ public gardens nationwide celebrating a national day of awareness, National Public Gardens Day on May 12, 2017. The day honors the roles public gardens play in promoting green living, sustainability, plant and water conservation, and healthy outdoor activity.
EDINBORO – Goodell Gardens joins the American Public Gardens Association and other communities throughout the United States in celebration of National Public Gardens Day. This annual tradition of celebrating public gardens happens on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend – this year that date if May 12, 2017. The day of public garden awareness invites communities nationwide to explore the diverse beauty of their local green spaces and to take advantage of the conservation, education and environmental preservation resources public gardens, like Goodell Gardens & Homestead, provide.
It’s also a day of fun, freebies, and perks! Goodell Gardens is joining member gardens across the country to provide discounts and promotional incentives to visitors. Goodell Gardens is offering free admission to all visitors on National Public Gardens Day, Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and guided tours at 1 and 3 p.m. Goodell Gardens will also offer discounts on new memberships purchased on National Public Gardens Day.
For more information, visit www.NationalPublicGardensDay.org, or like the National Public Gardens Day Facebook Page. You can find more information about Goodell Gardens’ Public Gardens Day activities on the Goodell Gardens Facebook Events Page.
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ABOUT GOODELL GARDENS & HOMESTEAD: Goodell Gardens & Homestead is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. An educational institution with a mission focused on delivering plant-based education, Goodell Gardens identifies as a botanical garden, arboretum, community gathering space and heritage site offering a variety of educational and cultural events. For more information, visit www.goodellgardens.org.
ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION: The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture. We advance the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of our members, our programs and public gardens worldwide. We work together with our members and others to strengthen and shape public horticulture, providing the tools and support industry professionals need to better serve the public while preserving and celebrating plants creatively and sustainably. Since 1940, we have been committed to increasing cooperation and awareness among gardens. Our members include more than 590 institutions, spanning all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and 24 countries. Our members include, but are not limited to, botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, museums, colleges and universities, display gardens, and research facilities.
American Public Gardens Association serves public gardens and advances them as leaders, advocates, and innovators. The Association’s vision is to create a world where public gardens are indispensable.
Visit www.publicgardens.org for more information.