|Gardens in Bloom|
Bed and Breakfast Garden Tour
|Innkeepers Civil War Winter Ball||The Irish in Gettysburg|
Gettysburg in Bloom 2nd Annual Garden Tour
Discover the beauty and utility of the gardens of the Gettysburg Area by spending an afternoon exploring seven gardens. Each garden has its own rich appeal as no two places feel quite the same. There are flower filled gardens, new gardens, formal and informal, large and small all bursting in riots of color and overloading the senses with fragrant smells and sights. Also this year enjoy a taste of wines from the Gettysburg Wine and Fruit Trail.
Make your reservations now and look forward to discovering the beauty that makes locals never want to leave and leaves visitors wishing they didn't have to.
Proceeds will go to: Adams County Heart and Stroke Walk
The following properties will be on the tour:
Baladerry Inn 40 Hospital Road Gettysburg 717-337-1342 www.baladerryinn.com
Visitors to the historic Baladerry Inn are greeted by a line of 100 year old Weeping Douglas Firs before moving towards the main gardens. Whimsical rock gardens and patios punctuated with unique container plantings invite guests to stroll among a variety of hens-and-chicks, pink scotch broom and buckhorn flowering shrubs. Also featured are dwarf re-blooming lilac shrub and ascot rainbows.
Connie Holland's Garden 271 Granite School House Lane Gettysburg
Connie Holland's Garden features granite stone adornments, as well as vintage garden objects and eclectic garden art that merge with extensive perennial plantings whose color change as summer progresses. A cut flower garden, herb and fern beds further enhance specified planting and gardening practices that support the property’s pollinator garden certification. As part of the original George Spangler Farm, a tour of this property includes a relocated post-and-beam barn and garden shed.
Gomer's Garden 45 Sachs Road Gettysburg
In the award-winner gardens of Mr. & Mrs. Gomer, visitors can explore an unparalleled variety of daylilies. Over 1,000 different cultivars, including current, limited and older varieties, are identified by name, hybridizer and the year of introduction. The lilies in this garden represent hybridizers from all over the United States, including some that are local and some of their own creations. Other plant types abound as well, and guests will enjoy water features, sculpture and a family of peacocks.
The Inn at Herr Ridge 900 Chambersburg Road Gettysburg 717-334-4332 www.herrtavern.com
Along with perfectly manicured lawns and scenic fish ponds, the Inn at Herr Ridge overlooks the battlefield with an unobstructed view of the Eternal Peace Light Memorial, making it a desirable backdrop for weddings or any special occasion. Seasonal vegetable and herb gardens are maintained on site and harvested items are used daily by the chef.
Keystone Inn 231 Hanover Street Gettysburg 717-337-3888 www.keystoneinnbb.com
Keystone Inn, with its eclectic mix of traditional and modern plantings, has multiple gardens that invite enjoyment in every season. Spring is heralded by flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs, while summer is highlighted by perennials, annuals and additional shrubs. As fall signals the leaves to change, mums and the seed heads of ornamental grasses become key focal points. Evergreens, berries and ground cover supply a dash of color in the cold months. A large porch and outdoor seating complete the effect by allowing visitors to relax and enjoy their surroundings.
Sugarloaf Valley Gardens Mary Ann and Rusty Ryan 3901 Fairfield Road Fairfield,
Each visit to Sugarloaf Valley Gardens is an experience in sustainable gardening. A small vegetable and fruit garden is joined by native perennial and shrub beds and several exotic plants that have been adapted to the local environment. Visitors may walk along trails through wetland and wooded areas to partake of nature’s tranquility, and may observe purple martins and other bird life. Take home a piece of Sugarloaf Valley Garden by purchasing a native perennial.
Valley View Gardens Ralph and Barb Eriksen 1480 Table Rock Road Gettysburg
Named for its view of the valley to the south, Valley View Gardens is a three-acre landscape gem carved out of the surrounding forest. A variety of perennial beds, mixed with a healthy dose of annuals combine with the on-site carriage house, Cottage Tea Room, swimming pool and cabana to create a family oasis. RAFFLE
Garden Tour ticket-holders may enter for a chance to win plant and garden related door prizes that have been generously donated by area businesses including:
Moon Acre Iron Works
Dana's Flower and Garden Place
Once a year, the Inns of the Gettysburg Area (IGA) sponsors a Civil War ball for their guests and the Gettysburg community.
This year, the ball will be held on January 26, 2013 at the Grand Ball Room of the Gettysburg Hotel.
Briant and Karin Bohleke will preside as dance masters.
Music will be provided by Smash the Windows.
The day begins with dance lessons from 10 AM to noon. During the lessons, dancers will learn the steps for the evening dances. The afternoon is free to allow dancers time to prepare their ball attire and shop for last minute details that they might need for the evening affair. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. The Grand March will begin at 8 PM. Since dancers have already learned the steps, the evening ball focuses on dancing and having fun.
The tickets for the complete ball package are $75 per guest or $140 per couple and include the morning dance lessons, dinner at the ball room, and the Civil War ball. Dancers who wish to go to the ball only may purchase dance tickets for $35.
Dancers from out of the area are encouraged to stay with sponsoring bed and breakfasts listed on the Inns of the Gettysburg Area website.
For more information about ball tickets with overnight accommodations, please call your favorite Gettysburg bed and breakfast from the IGA website.
Advanced reservations required.
March 15, 2014
Afternoon walking tour of the Irish Brigade in Gettysburg with Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr.
You will walk in the footsteps of the Irish Brigade on the Battlefield.
Evening Irish dinner at the Fairfield Inn.
Cormorants Fancy will entertain with Irish music during dinner followed by a concert of Irish favorites.
Chose Shepherds Pie, Irish Beef Stew, or Corned Beef as your dinner entree. Soup, salad, and pie included.
$55 per guest
Civil War Ball|
Last weekend in January
Dinner with President Lincoln|
3rd weekend in February
The Irish In Gettysburg |
3rd weekend in March
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Tour and Luncheon |
3rd weekend in November
Gettysburg Holiday House Tour & Wine Tasting|
2nd Saturday in December
Isn't it time you went to a bed and breakfast?
40 Hospital Rd
10 Lincoln Way West
New Oxford 17350
2264 Emmitsburg Rd
(Bus. Route 15 South)
44 York Street
|Brickhouse Inn |
452 Baltimore Street
1325 Old Route 30
P.O. Box 103
104 Lincoln Way West
New Oxford 17350
89 Steinwehr Ave.
(Bus. Route 15 South)
15 West Main Street
PO Box 300
On PA Rt. 116
West of Gettysburg
|The Gaslight Inn
Bed and Breakfast
33 East Middle St.
|The Inn at
Herr Ridge |
900 Chambersburg Rd.
|The Inn at|
1 White Oak Trail
27 Chambersburg St.
|The Keystone Inn|
231 Hanover Street
|Lightner Farmhouse |
Bed & Breakfast
2350 Baltimore Pike
32 East Lincoln Ave.,