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Pop-Up Event: Delightful Dahlia-Filled Day in Bethlehem, PA
Tuesday, October 01, 2024, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

An All-Things-Dahlia Day – Learn/Dine/Design at Delightful Dahlias
in Bethlehem, PA

Treat yourself to a delightful, dahlia-filled day. The Moser family cares for 5 dahlia gardens totaling 1.5 acres and grows over 250 varieties of dahlias. We begin with an introduction to the sixth-generation dahlia farm by owner Shirlene Moser. We will enjoy a walking tour of the farm which celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2023.

After our tour, we will be treated to a luncheon of salads, fruit, yogurt, homemade desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages. If you would like a more substantial lunch, please bring your own additional item(s). Over lunch, Shirlene will introduce us to the science and history of growing dahlias.

After lunch we will cut and gather bloom stems and make our own arrangements (typically 30-50 flower stems). You’ll also have a selection of vases and greens to work with. You are welcome to bring your own vase. If you prefer to take your stems home with you, bring a bucket that will travel well with water. Shirlene will demonstrate her tips and tricks for arranging dahlias and assist you with making your own arrangement.

Each spring Shirlene sells tubers for many of the dahlias you will see on our tour.  You can place your tuber order while at the farm and return to pick them up in the spring after the last frost date. The cost is $5 for a bag of 5 sprouted tubers. With each order of 5 bags, you get 1 bag free. Pay by cash or check when you pick-up your order. Shirlene will call you when your order is ready for pick-up

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and casual clothing.

This is a Members Only event, but registration is required. $20 per attendee. Maximum number of guests is 20. All fees will be donated to the Community Food Bank for the Hellertown Area Ministerium (HAM).

Registration will open August 15, 2024. Registration closes September 27. Rain date is Thursday, October 3, 2024. Click here if you would like to become a member of HPS/MAG before registering for this event.

Address and parking directions will be sent to all registrants in their confirmation email.

Contact: Dawn Freeman at [email protected]