16th Annual Serviceberry Festival 
One of the most popular events at Heartwood Nursery!


June 13th and June 14th, 2025

Everyone invited ~ Free and open to the public | No registration required
Heartwood Nursery
8957 Hickory Rd, Felton, PA 17322
(closer to Stewartstown)

Join us for a family-friendly celebration of the Serviceberry tree (Amelanchier canadensis), one of the most beautiful spring-flowering native trees in our region and a bounty for early pollinators.

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of our grove of over 225 mature Serviceberry trees and taste this delicious native fruit.

You can also learn more about other native plants planted on the property, walk the path through our beautiful pollinator meadow, and learn about the history of Heartwood Nursery.

For more information, call us at (717) 993-5230 or email us.

Serviceberry Festival

Schedule of Activities – Both Days

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Pick up your informational folder at the welcome tent. Sample Serviceberries and have a taste of Serviceberry wine!
  • Take a self-guided tour of five educational stations throughout the nursery. Stops include: Native plant propagation, the Holly Arboretum, the Serviceberry and other native fruits grove, hedging and erosion control, and the pollinator meadow. A nursery staff member will be at each station to answer common questions.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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2:00 - 3:30 pm

  • Talk and walking tour: Learn about Serviceberry and other natives with Heartwood Nursery owner Sue Hunter.

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Music under the trees by Brian Pepo
  • Magic in the garden by Marc Charisse
  • Presentation and reading by Ann English, landscape architect and author of the children’s book “A Is for Aquifer”


Brian Pepo

Serviceberry Festival

York, PA native Brian Pepo performs primarily as a duo. He also performs with other bands and as a solo act. Brian's instruments include guitar, bass, and drums. With many years of music under his belt, more than half playing in Nashville TN, Brian has a lot to share. Brian plays a wide variety of music including originals from his two CDs.
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Marc Charisse Magic

Serviceberry Festival

The Professor of Prestidigitation, Dr. Marc Charisse, specializes in family entertainment.


Ann English

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Ann English, is a landscape architect, mother of three, grandmother of 2 and is passionate about clean water. She has a life-long love of plants and nature and has a focus on how to better the environment through design, working with the local ecology. Her design work has been in the private, non-profit and governmental sectors as well as the academic, with focus on plants, designing with plants and in-situ soils. Her work has had an emphasis on stormwater management and low water input solutions and she has a long history in field testing plants in the environments in which they are planted before recommending solutions to others. See more info

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Have a question or want more details? Please call (717) 993.5230, or email.