Rusty Rake show welcomes the season, raises money for Rippavilla

Rusty Rake show welcomes the season, raises money for Rippavilla

Rippavilla, Inc. will host its Third Annual Rusty Rake Lawn and Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, to benefit the ongoing restoration of Rippavilla Plantation.

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Rippavilla Plantation

Area antique dealers, artisans, nurseries, and home improvement and lawn equipment dealers will offer their expertise in transforming the look of your home and garden.

The event will be held at The Barn at Rippavilla, 5700 Main St., in Spring Hill. Admission to The Rusty Rake is free, but guests may make a donation towards restoration projects or tour the beautiful mansion.

Grownups aren’t the only ones who can have fun at The Rusty Rake. Spring Hill Parks & Recreation will offer hands-on gardening activities for children.

There will also be live demonstrations:

  • Raised Bed Gardening with David Townsend at 10 a.m.
  • Smart Phone Photography with “Greg the Hiking Guy” at noon
  • Beekeeping Basics with Spring Hill Future Farmers of America at 2 p.m.

Organizers recommend that patrons wear comfortable shoes to The Rusty Rake so they may take advantage of walking around the scenic property.

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