Marietta Garden Tour & Pork BBQ Events

By Lauralee Baker

Two popular events are scheduled to return to Marietta on September 11, both sponsored by the Community House. The first is the Marietta Garden Tour, now in its fifth consecutive year of showcasing the many varieties of gardens in and around Marietta Borough.


This year will continue the tradition of offering eight beautiful gardens for view. The goal of the Tour is to present garden lovers with ideas on how to prolong the beauty of their summer gardens into the Fall season. Dahlias from “singles” to “dinner plate” show varieties, pyracantha, mums, and aster are but a few of the flowering Fall varieties that will be on display amidst hardscapes featuring stone walls, landscape stairs, and fire pits. A discussion of “Native Plants,” offered by Sherrie Moyer from Hungry Hook Farm, will be held during the afternoon.

Join in the plant swap– bring a plant and swap it for another for free!

As always, the Tour is rain or shine, and spans from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 at Bron’s Deli (Marietta), Floral Designs (Mt. Joy), Susquehanna Chamber of Commerce (Columbia), and River Road Produce (Route 441). On the day of the Tour, tickets will be sold for $12 at the Marietta Community House and the Old Town Hall Museum.

On September 11, the Community House will also sponsor a Pork BBQ meal, that anyone, even those who choose not to attend the Garden Tour, is invited to purchase. Meals include a pork barbeque sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, dessert and a drink for $9.00. Purchase price is $8.00 with your Garden Tour ticket! Stop by to take out or stay to eat your meal at the Community House, 264 W. Market St. Marietta from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s first come, first served, so stop by early! For reservations or questions about either event, please call 426-4317.