Tea and garden tour of Ramage estate in Ford Cliff

Flowers, shrubs and unusual trees highlight a garden tour from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, on the estate of Jim and Lynn Ramage in Ford Cliff, Pa. The Afternoon Tea and Garden Tour, includes woodland gardens, perennial gardens and designed areas featuring bulbs, plants, bushes and unique trees planted by the Ramages, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, on the couple’s 37 acres in Armstrong County.

A trail leads to the pond and across a bridge that spans a stream. Jim will share his knowledge about planting with a short presentation, “Choosing the Right Plant for the Right Spot.” Finger sandwiches, sweets and beverages will be provided in the pavilion under a weeping beech tree.

A donation of $10 is requested and all proceeds benefit Penn State New Kensington’s current fundraising endeavor, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. The campaign is a University-wide effort to raise $2 billion by June 2014. New Kensington is responsible for $3 million of the total. With more than two years remaining in the campaign, the campus has already passed the $2 million mark, more than 66 percent of its total. The campaign objectives reflect the most critical needs for revitalization of the New Kensington campus, including building a campus of the future that enriches the experiences of students beyond the classroom, and serves the Alle-Kiski Valley community.

Reservations are required for the garden tour and the deadline is May 14. To RSVP, contact Tina Sluss, 724-334-6056 or tms57@psu.edu via email.

 

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Last Updated May 07, 2012