Walk and Talk with a Master Gardener - Five Senses Garden

By Dauphin County Parks & Recreation (other events)

Monday, June 12 2023 10:00 AM 11:00 AM EDT

Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a leisurely one-hour stroll to learn about the plants and flowers that are part of the Five Senses Garden along the Capital Area Greenbelt in Harrisburg. 

About the Garden

A one-of-a-kind sensory experience started on the Capital Area Greenbelt in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1996 … The Five Senses Gardens has held its ground (and flowers and wildlife) despite torrential floods and environmental adversity, with help from volunteers and the skillful hands of its groundskeepers. Like the butterflies drawn to the variety of plants in each of the gardens, visitors flock to The Gardens to experience the natural sensations, carefully cultivated to challenge the five senses. The miracle of nature fosters a sense of peace and tranquility that has led to therapeutic relief and wonderment for all ages. This program is for all ages, but children should be accompanied by an adult chaperone. More details are available here:

What to know before you go:

  • Dress for the weather
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated
  • You may want to wear sunscreen, bug repellent, and a hat

Location & Parking: 

The 5 Senses Garden is part of the Capital Area Greenbelt in Harrisburg. 
GPS Coordinates 40.2524332, -76.8371763

There is trailhead parking at PA-441 (S 28th Street at Dauphin Manor Dr) which is across the street from the District Justice and across the street from The Five Senses Gardens). A handicapped parking area and access ramp are located behind the Mcdonald's off Paxton Street. Participants should use these parking areas and walk over using the safety crossing. Participants should meet up in the garden at the kiosk.

Please check your email 1-hour prior to the start time for any last-minute weather cancellations or updates.

This program is part of the Park Rx series of programs sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield

Dauphin County Parks & Recreation

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110