Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Good Gardening, Great Health Event at the Governor’s Residence

July 09, 2015

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today invited the public to visit the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg this Sunday, July 12 for the July “Second Sunday” event, focused on Good Gardening, Great Health. Each second Sunday from June through September, visitors are invited to attend a series of free summer events at the Governor’s Residence and gardens from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each event highlights a specific theme and feature family-friendly activities.

“We are excited to provide another opportunity to open the Governor’s Residence and gardens to visitors from Central Pennsylvania and throughout the Commonwealth,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “The annual Second Sunday events at the Residence provide a unique opportunity for the public to take advantage of this historical Pennsylvania icon while also participating in a host of activities for the whole family.”

The theme of this week’s event is Good Gardening, Great Health and will feature Sous Chef Paul Hill who will share recipes and samples of healthy foods. Dauphin County master gardeners will demonstrate the use of rain barrels and share tips on roof top gardening and representatives from the Department of Agriculture’s PA Preferred program will also be on hand. Residence docents, or tour guides, will also be available to provide information as visitors are invited to participate in self-guided tours of the Residence and gardens.

Additionally, Second Sunday event visitors will be able to view the current art exhibition entitled, “Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania; Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer,” which is on display in the State Rooms through August 31.

Second Sunday events are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit

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