Love of gardening is a seed
that once sown never dies.
- Gertrude Jekyll
We are a group of passionate gardeners in and around Berks County, Pennsylvania, who enjoy learning and sharing. Join us at our meetings, or come with us on one of our excursions. If you enjoy plant swaps, educational speakers, and visiting gardens with kindred spirits, then why not join us? If you need more information please email us.
Berks County Hort Club meetings are a great place to get current information, hear interesting speakers, and share social time with others who share your interest in gardening. Recent speakers include Dr. John Scala (Channel 8 Weather), George Weigel (author), Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry (bumblebee researcher at Muhlenberg College), and Joel Fry, curator of Bartram's Garden.
It is our mission to promote the enjoyment of gardening and to provide horticultural knowledge and skills to home gardeners.
Help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly. The spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive insect from Asia that was first discovered in Berks County in 2014. It has the potential to destroy high value crops such as grapes, tree fruits, and hardwood lumber. In an effort to keep it from spreading, the PA Dept of Agriculture (PDA) has quarantined areas of Berks and adjacent counties.