More Than a Garden Center

For over 60 years Ashcombe has been a Central, Pennsylvania destination. There's more to Ashcombe than plants. Here you'll find knowledgeable, friendly staff who are committed to giving our guests the best experience while they enjoy all Ashcombe has to offer.

Retail Plant Sales - Garden Supplies - Nursery  - Gourmet Foods - Gift Shop - Bakery - Café - Classes - Events - Animals - Family Fun

In-store only, Specials not valid at the Yard Sale
Butterfly Day 2024

Butterfly Day 2024

***Butterflies for release are now sold out***

Butterfly Day is August 3, 2024 from 10am – 2pm. Click below to signup for workshops. Free crafts and fun will be available as always.
The annual Butterfly release will happen promptly at 12pm. Butterflies are $10 and you can release them here at Ashcombe, or take them home to your garden. Butterflies cannot be shipped and are picked up only on Butterfly Day. Butterflies are limited, we cannot guarantee extra for sale the day of. Pre-orders are due by 7/15/2024.
A butterfly release symbolizes new beginnings and a new life. As the butterflies fly around and even land on some guests we remember our lost loved ones. Your messages and stories will be shared during our memorial release. If you would like to share a personal story or message, please leave a note in the notes section at checkout or email the story to
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Single Day Summer Camps

New to Ashcombe this year - single-day camps for our gardeners in training! These camp days are for kids ages 6 - 12 and are on select Thursdays in July and August. Campers can come to one day, or all of them!
Succulents & Sun Day – 7/11 
Herb Magic Day – 7/18 
Pollinators, Flowers and Bees Day – 7/25 
Marvelous Mushrooms Day – 8/1 
Garden Growers Day – 8/8 
Pre-registration is required for camps. For more information please click below or email
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Herbs at Ashcombe

Ashcombe grows over 100 different varieties of herbs each year, right here in our own production facility. Herbs have so many uses in your home, your diet, and even as décor. Starting on July 20th, for 5 weeks, we will be hosting herb classes from 12:30pm -2pm to teach you how to use your herb plants! These classes will be taught by our expert Café Manager, Margaret. Each week will have a different theme showcasing specific herbs and their uses. Classes cost $30 per person; you can sign up for one or for them all! Those who attend all 5 classes will receive special perks, including an herb apron.


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You deserve to know where your plants come from. Our Production Department grows 300,000 plants annually including vegetables, herbs, annuals, and more. When you're shopping at Ashcombe, look for From Seed to Sale signage and you'll know that plant was grown just steps away by talented growers who love plants. Click the image above to learn more!