Quiet Valley to hold summer garden party as tour season begins

Stroudsburg. This will be a day full of gardening inspiration and fun in the outdoors.

  • A girl pulls radishes at Quiet Valley (Photo provided)

On Saturday, June 15, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for its 56th summer tour season starting with its 12th annual summer garden party.

Visitors coming to the farm for the historic tour will meet guides portraying a family going about a typical day on a 1800s homestead. They will also have a chance to participate garden-related activities — tour a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, get help with garden basics, sample dishes made with fresh herbs and vegetables, and take home some recipes. At the outdoor brick oven, herb breads will be baked and samples shared.

This year’s feature area, "Floral Motifs of the Pennsylvania Germans," will have examples of ways to use flowers as inspiration to create art for practical purposes and for the joy of artistic expression. Make an outdoor wall hanging to brighten your porch or kitchen, or quilt a simple pot holder with a tulip design.

New this year is "Edible Flowers: Brunching on and in the Garden." Older youth and adults will make paper flowers weave them with the beautiful colors of native flowers. Children will make flowers by vegetable stamping and string art flower hex signs. This is a day full of gardening inspiration and fun in the outdoors.

This event is sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant.

All activities are rain or shine and subject to change. General admission for the historic tour is adults, $10; and ages 3-12, $5, and includes both the historic farm tour and summer garden party.

The farm is open for summer tours from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Allow 2.5 to 3.5 hours for the complete farm tour.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. For more information call 570-992-6161 or visit

2019 events 2019 events

Summer Tours — June 15-Sept. 2
Summer Garden Party and Farm to Table Experience — June 15
Music in the Valley — July 20
Heritage Craft Day — August 10
Pocono State Craft Festival — August 24-25
Farm to Table Dinner — Sept. 7
Harvest Festival — October 12-13
Spooky Days — October 25-27
Old Time Christmas — December 7-8, 14-15

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