Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival

Save the date! April 28, 2018, 9am-4pm

@ Manheim Township’s Overlook Park

2018 Event Flyer!


We are currently seeking more nature organizations, nature-themed artists, or natural crafts vendors! We are not currently accepting new plant vendors, but we’re happy to add interested plant vendors to a waiting list.  Thank you for your interest!  Please contact Alex at with questions.

Organizations & Vendors you will see this year at the festival are listed below!!

We hope you make a day of it and meet all of these awesome people who care for the earth, learn what they have to offer and how you can help!

Bluebird Society of PA,

Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance,

City of Lancaster,

Just Bag It,

Keystone Wildflowers,

Lancaster County Beekeepers Society,

Lancaster County Bird Club,

Lancaster County Conservancy

Lancaster County Conservation District,

Lancaster County Garden Club,

Lancaster County Master Naturalists,

Lancaster County Penn State Master Gardeners,

Lancaster Cou

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority,

Land Studies,

Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance,

The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum,

Manheim Township Public Works Department,

Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm,

Milkweed & More,

Muhlenberg Botanical Society,

Nurturing Nature Nursery,

PA/NJ Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation,

PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,

PA Native Plant Society,

Paris Wyatt Llanso Fine Art,

Penn State Extension’s York County Master Gardeners & MAEscapes,

Spring Haven,

Therapeutic Thymes Magazine


9:30am April 28th, 2018: Zoo America will present “WETLAND ANIMALS”!!!

11:30am April 28th, 2018: “Creative Gardens Inspired by Nature” with Bob Goodhart and Mary Kirk Cunningham.  Father/daughter team will demonstrate how to create environmentally friendly gardens that inspire and teach through the use of theme-based gardens. Using examples from Cunningham’s 45’ x 100’ school garden lab and beautiful examples from public and private gardens, they will show you how to create your own garden, whether it be large or small, for young or old, and how to develop a life-long love of gardening in children.

1:30pm April 28th, 2018: Wendy Brister, Green Industry Marketing Consultant, Garden Consultant, and Native Plant Advocate will present “Native Plant Gardening: Bringing our Natives into the Designed Yard”.  Wendy will discuss ways to get a cleaner, more designed look with natives by simplifying your plant palette.

12:00-2:00pm April 28, 2018:  Mark Kocher, wildlife rehabilitator volunteer, will share live birds of prey and their stories on the lawn in the festival area!


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