All About Lavender Saturday at
Ross & Ross Nursery – Cresco, PA
Join us on Saturday, August 12th at 3:30pm as we break ground on Monroe Counties first-ever lavender
farm. Sponsored by and a division of Ross & Ross Nursery, the Paradise Lavender Farm will be a place
of peace and serenity for all who visit.
Seated on a beautiful parcel of land and across the street from Ross & Ross Nursery in Cresco, the land,
which was once the home of Pocono Mountain School District’s 3rd grade educator, the late Ruth Henry,
will be loving dedicated in her memory. “Devotion, that’s really what it’s about. It’s the unconditional love
and feeling that was always given and received from Ruth by all those whose lives she touched. She
devoted her life to being a teacher and she should be forever honored for that. If the lavender farm can
bring the gift of unconditional love to people, what a great honor to her memory. I want to share that with
the people of our community.” says Linda Ross Besecker.
The dedication will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, dedication memoriam by owner Linda Ross
Besecker, prayer and meditation by Maria Triano of PA Dance Network, lavender plant education by
Mike Abate of Pocono Supper Club and dance performance by the PA Dance Network Student Dance
Company, along with a special reading and lavender planting by family and friends. Linda Ross
Besecker, a life-long educator herself in the same school as Henry describes, “That’s what I envision, a
beautiful place in nature among the lavender plants to spread the love.”
The dedication celebration is a highlight of the full day event, All About Lavender Saturday taking place
at Ross & Ross Nursery Garden Center the same day from 9am to 5pm. Visit the Garden Center and all of
the wonderful craft vendors who will be featured. Learn about growing lavender, purchase all sorts of
natural lavender plants and products, make your own lavender hand scrub, hand-made jewelry, enjoy live
music, yoga and reflexology, learn about organic food, lavender and herb themed party/wedding favors,
beer tasting and more. Children are invited to wear their fairy and gnome costumes throughout the day
and for the dedication.
The event is free. Please join us in this cultivation and celebration of the love of lavender.
For further details, please call Ross & Ross Nursery at (570) 595-9760 or visit