Saturday, May 8, 2010


Our much anticipated annual plant sale will be Saturday, May 15th.  Starting at 9:00 A.M., Friends of the Arboretum will have the first opportunity to purchase plants.  The general public will be admitted starting at 10:00 A.M.  The Plant Swap begins at 11:00 A.M.  The entire event ends at NOON.

The Master Gardeners have been busy potting up and caring for trees, shrubs, and perennials from their own yards and from the gardens at the Arboretum.  Some have started plants from seeds or taken cuttings or divisions from their successful plantings.  We will have over 1,000 plants to choose from.  Additionally we will have herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and a few other vegetables.  To get you started in your garden, we also will be selling garden gloves.  You will also be able to purchase a chance to win a beautiful, handcrafted garden bench.

The Plant Swap is always a favorite.  Bring something from your own garden and exchange it for something another gardener brought.  People have also brought garden books, garden yard art, containers, etc. to exchange in past years.  Remember everything goes even if it means going back home where it came from!

You can purchase Friend Memberships the day of the sale.  Or, how about gifting one to your mother for Mother's Day?  The membership is good for a year and comes with other benefits including discounts at some local garden centers and businesses. 

Call 902-1709 for more information.  If you scroll down the right side of this page, you will find a map, a link to the plant sale flyer, and an application for a Friends Membership.