Nature Series: Container Gardening

Nature Series: Container Gardening

On Saturday, May 20 at 10am, join the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum and presenter Christine “Chris” Abel for “Container Gardening.” At this event, Chris will share tips for container gardening and how to create stunning four season containers and patio pots. She will also show attendees how to create a patio pot (or container) for summer that will last all season until the frost comes, and display and discuss new or little known plants that are now on the market for buyers.

Presenter Chris Abel putting together a flower pot arrangement.

Christine “Chris” Abel is a lifelong resident of Lancaster County. She first became interested in gardening at an early age, selling her own homegrown parsley and tending to houseplants. Chris’ love of gardening grew and so did her own business of planting four seasons pots for numerous local businesses and private residences. She is a Lancaster County Master Gardener (Class of 2006) and member of the Lancaster County Garden Club and DiggingIn Gathering, a national group of professional container designers. Chris greatly enjoys teaching and showing everyone the ‘how tos’ of container gardening.

The event, “Container Gardening,” will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10am at LancasterHistory. Tickets are $5/Adult (18+) and $3/Child. Friends of the Tanger Arboretum members receive complimentary admission, but should still register for the program. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (717) 392-4633. Advance tickets recommended as the program has limited capacity.

The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum is a member of the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program. AHS Reciprocal Admission Program members may register for tickets in advance and must show a valid membership card upon checking in. AHS Members should contact Emily Miller,, with any questions or to register for tickets in advance.

This event is hosted by the Friends of the Tanger Arboretum. The Friends of the Tanger Arboretum, a subsidiary organization of LancasterHistory, helps foster public interest in, and support for, the maintenance and development of the Tanger Arboretum as a community asset. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member, please visit the Arboretum’s webpage.

Family-Friendly In-Person Event Nature Series Outdoor Program

May 20, 2023 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave, Lancaster 10am $5/Adults | $3/Children (17 & Under) | FREE Friends of Tanger Arboretum Members