Welcome To The Groff Memorial Park Native Plant Index
This page is dedicated to showcasing the native plants that can be found at Groff Memorial Park. Learn more about the native plants you can find in the park!
Take The Virtual Tour of the Park and Learn About The Plants in the Park
The park’s self guided tour offers you an interactive experience allowing you to get to know the native plants that are showcased here and learn more about the family that is a rich part of New Holland’s history.
If you love this park please get involved. We would love to post pictures you have taken of the park and of you and your loved ones enjoying the beautiful landscape.
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A Year in the Life… of flowering trees
all trees flower, but these are the showy ones
Serviceberry (Edible in June)
American Chestnut (male catkin flowers)
Red Horse Chestnut (Buckeye hybrid)
White Fringe Tree
Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Linden (aka Basswood)
Elderberry (Ripe in July)
Cranberry (Ripe in July)
Walnut (Ripe in September)
Pawpaw (Ripe in September)
Persimon (Ripe in November)
American Chestnut Reforestation Project
Groff Memorial Park and Native Plant Arboretum is proud to be participant in the effort to reintroduce BLIGHT RESISTANT AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREES back into Lancaster County yards and forests. Five American Chestnut tree seedlings were introduced into the Park in 2018. Over the next four years, the Park will be working with State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) to create the first generation of open pollinated blight free American Chestnut nut since the turn of the 20th century. These nuts will be made available to the Friends of Groff Park.
Help Keep The Park Growing
You can help keep the park a sustainable part of the broader New Holland Community. Take a minute to fill in our brief questionnaire and see how you can help keep this park thriving into the future.