Philadelphia's Legendary Garden Company, Burpee, to Host Harvest Festival Event in August


August 2011 – Warminster, PA – W. Atlee Burpee & Co. ( will host its second annual Harvest Festival on Friday, August 19th and Saturday, August 20th from 10 am to 5 pm at Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Hailing the Harvest Festival as Burpee’s showcase public event of the season, Chairman and CEO George Ball, invites gardeners young and old to come and enjoy the day's many activities and tour Fordhook Farm’s spacious grounds and 15 display gardens.

“This is, first and foremost, a family-friendly occasion,” says Mr. Ball. “We want this to be the kind of event parents, children and grandparents will enjoy together.”

The Harvest Festival will include a range of activities, including guided garden tours, planting and cooking demonstrations, a fresh produce stand and a fresh tomato tasting tent. Children will be delighted to explore the Clash of the Titans sunflower garden, with its awe-inspiring collection of the world’s tallest sunflower varieties, some reaching a staggering 15 feet.

The five-dollar admission fee includes a discount coupon for purchases made online at . Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event.

Fordhook Farm is located at 105 New Britain Road, Doylestown, PA 18901-2642.

For more information about Burpee’s Harvest Festival, please visit the events page here.

See Burpee’s Harvest Festival event video featuring Fordhook Farm here.


ABOUT BURPEE: W. Atlee Burpee & Co. was founded in 1876 and is based in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Today, Burpee is the largest, most progressive seed company in the United States, offering seeds, garden plants and gardening supplies through the Burpee website at, direct-mail catalogs, and at 15,000 garden centers throughout the country. The company leads the industry in vegetable and flower introductions, and is credited for introducing the world to numerous ornamental and edible breakthrough varieties. Burpee’s historic Fordhook Farm offers 15 display gardens containing more than 3,000 different species of unique ornamental and edible garden gems.


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