23rd Annual Plant Celebration & Garden Sale

hosted by the Centre County Historical Society

May 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


List of plants provided by the Centre Furnace Mansion Gardeners

The Plant Celebration has become a spring tradition at the Centre Furnace Mansion and plays an important role in the fun and fundraising efforts of the Centre County Historical Society! The Plant Celebration & Garden Sale is one of CCHS’s largest fundraising events.  Do your Spring garden shopping here, while supporting a local non-profit organization that helps people understand, experience, appreciate and preserve Centre County’s cultural and natural heritage.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Historical Society, including its care of the gardens and grounds of Centre Furnace Mansion and Boogersburg School.

This event is held on the grounds of the Centre Furnace Mansion, a site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Browse the native and non-native plants for sale by local growers and from the Mansion gardens and take a self-guided tour of the gardens and grounds. Event is held rain or shine!

Our friends at the Lemont Village Association will hold their annual Plant Sale on the same date from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lemont Village Green.

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Check back as we update the schedule for the day!

  • Plant Sale: Plants and garden-related items for sale from CCHS gardeners and local growers
  • Open House: Centre Furnace Mansion, gardens and grounds open for visitors to explore
  • Ask a Master Gardener: Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County will answer questions, identify and evaluate plant samples
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:  Children’s activity


2018 Participating Individuals and Businesses will be announced as the information becomes available.




The Centre Furnace Mansion is located at 1001 E. College Avenue, State College. Parking is available in the lower lawn along College Avenue, as well as in the Mansion parking lot off of Porter Road. Additional parking is available here.  Admission to the Plant Celebration is FREE. For more information, please call (814) 234-4779.