Celebrate Earth Day at the Liriodendron Mansion with The Harford County Master Gardeners and a special living history performance by Colleen Webster as Silent Spring author Rachel Carson.

The program begins at noon on Friday, April 22, with a special live portrayal of Rachel Carson – the scientist, author, and activist whose work ignited the modern environmental movement.

Afterward, the Harford County Master Gardeners will share their knowledge and expertise including:

1:00 pm  Tree planting with Bridges Montessori School

1:30 pm  Partner with the Pollinators presentation with Diane Mitchell

2:30 – 4:00 pm  Guided tours of the Larry Franz Woodland Walk with Anne Lee

Information tables and “Ask a Master Gardener” throughout the day.

All programming is free, but reservations are required for the Rachel Carson performance. Visit https://bit.ly/LirioRachelCarson for your free tickets.

All ages welcome. All activities are fully accessible. Light refreshments will be provided.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. 

Special thanks to the Harford County Forestry Board for the tree donation.