29th Annual Plant Celebration & Garden Sale at the Centre Furnace Mansion
Saturday, May 11, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce the 29th Annual Plant Celebration Sale, which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the Centre Furnace Mansion. This event will feature a wide variety of native and non-native plants from local and regional growers, as well as from the Centre Furnace Mansion gardens. Whether you’re looking for herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, or shrubs, we will have something for everyone. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., so mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with beautiful plants and gardening inspiration. Stay tuned for more updates as we finalize the remaining details.
The Centre Furnace Mansion will be open for tours throughout the Plant Sale. This year we are excited to have live music in the parlor provided by ensembles from the Grace Lutheran Church. 11:00 a.m.–Noon – The Whistle Tones (flute quartet) 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Fair Winds III (flute/clarinet/bassoon)
Photos from the 2023 Plant Celebration preparation and event day:
Save the date for Saturday, May 11, 2024! 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2023 PARTICIPATING PLANT CELEBRATION VENDORS
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STANDING STONE COFFEE COMPANY
Standing Stone Coffee will be on site with hot and cold coffee, tea and baked goods for you to purchase.
Perennials and Native plants from the CFM gardens and donations from CFM Gardener’s personal gardens.
I propagate beneficial trees, perennials, and shrubs which are native to the region and/or have specific benefit to regional wildlife.
COMMON GROUND ORGANIC FARM
We grow nutritious organic produce for our local community. We are dedicated to the land, nurturing the soil, and acting as responsible stewards in our relationship with the earth and what it can provide.
DEB'S FLOWER FARM
Deb’s Flower Farm grows cut flowers for all occasions. We specialize in dahlias which bloom in a multitude of colors. Our fresh bouquets are also available May- October at the Downtown State College Farmers Market on Locust Lane.
GO NATIVE TREE FARM
We offer nearly all of the eastern North American woody plant species. Please contact us at email@example.com to pre-order!
BRENDA HORNER ARTWORKS
Brenda Horner is a self-taught watercolor artist with a passion for realistically depicting her subjects. She often combines her artwork with calligraphy, hand-lettering expressive quotations to convey an insight or sentiment. Her blank greeting cards are giclee fine art prints reproduced from her original artwork.
NOTECARDS BY ESTER DEL ROSSO
Watercolor notecards of flowers, scenes of Ireland and beach images.
Ester Del Rosso
THE ROCK GARDEN NURSERY
The Rock Garden grows native perennials and a selection of other flowering plants.
ROSE FRANKLIN'S PERENNIALS
We specialize in growing plants which attract hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. During the summer months, we also offer monarch eggs, caterpillars, and pupae.
SINKING VALLEY STUDIOS
The Flower Towers Trellises, Pinnacles and Feeders/Plant Hangers started out as tomato climbing spires and a cucumber yurt built for his mother's and sister's vegetable gardens. More maintenance free and durable than wooden stakes, the bright colors and the touch of glass at the tops visually compliments the many flower gardens nearby.
SHUEY'S MARKET & GREENHOUSE
Annuals, bedding plants, sometimes vegetables and beautiful hanging baskets. 6 generation owned farm with 3 greenhouses.
Interested in participating as a vendor? Contact Johanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-234-4779 for more information.
The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Event parking is available on the lower lawn along College Avenue, as well as in the Mansion lot off of Porter Road.
Please do not park in the lot designated for Frye’s Sweeper & Sewing Center. There will be signage to help guide you and parking attendants in the morning – please watch for them!