Autumn Plants are Beginning to Bloom
Garden maintenance manager Tim Malone has brought vitality and increasing beauty to Center Park. He is looking forward to meeting you, and welcomes your questions.
The outstanding limelight hydrangea is blooming near the granite bench, a new climbing hydrangea has settled on three trellis panels, and the first in September’s spectacular displays will be a late clematis spreading along the fence, followed by two gorgeous Nippon daisy bouquets in front of the parking area. Many other special interest plants surround the lawn.
Old Home Day: Saturday, June 27
Visitors will find three distinct features when they visit Center Park on Old Home Day:
1) Performances by musicians from the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra
There will be Alpine Horn for folk and Swiss tunes; a String quartet playing two of the lively movements of Dvorak’s American String Quartet; and a Jazz quartet.
2) Center Park’s 8th Birthday Picnic
And, this year, enjoy a variety of music provided by the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra while you’re savoring the contents of your picnic basket.
3) The kind of glorious blossoms that visitors have come to expect.
This particular clematis is especially courageous: Winter’s snow and ice took it back to the ground, but its roots were strong and it began to grow until it was knocked down early in the spring. Garden Manager Tim Malone nursed it back to health, and it’s currently robust and full of blooms.
Learn more about Center Park:
- Click here to learn more about Center Park’s history
- Click here to learn more about Maria von Brincken, Center Park’s landscape and garden designer
Center Park video links:
- Click here to learn more about Center Park’s history in a short video
- Click here to see highlights from Center Park’s 2nd birthday party
Read about Center Park in the Carlisle Mosquito:
- Click here to read “Center Park, a peaceful garden in the center of Carlisle” by Cecile Sandwen in the April 27, 2012 edition of the Carlisle Mosquito
- Click here to read “Center Park, a splendid little oasis” by Ellen Miller, in the July 20, 2007 edition of the Carlisle Mosquito
- Click here go read “How a parking lot became CenterPark” by Ellen Miller, in the September 29, 2006 edition of the Carlisle Mosquito
Prior Center Park web posts: