The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Trial Gardens at UGA, and The UGA Horticulture Club combine to bring Spring plant sales to Athens, Ga. Mark your calendars!
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Attention all Gardeners and plant lovers alike: this is a plant sale you can’t afford to miss. A wide array of garden plants will be available at each location, combined with horticulturists, volunteers and Master Gardeners to help you with your plant selections.
The Trial Gardens at UGA, which grows and tests the newest annuals and perennials from plant breeders throughout the world, will focus on offering unique plants that will are be difficult to find anywhere else. They will also offer Athens Select Plants, plants that have successfully survived and thrived through Athens’ tremendously hot and humid climate. Dr. Allan Armitage will be available to sign his books (which will be for sale) and lead tours of the Trial Gardens. Profits from all sales help fund the continuation of the Trial Gardens research and student employees in the gardens.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, headquarters of the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program, will have Georgia Gold Medal Plants noted among its broad selection. The State Botanical Garden has a successful Certificate in Native Plants program, has recently launched its Native Plant Initiative, and will be offering many native plants for purchase at their sale. Also, the Garden Gift Shop, with many books and locally crafted items, will be open.
The UGA Horticulture club will be selling a wide range of garden and landscape plants at their sales venue off College Station Road. Profits from all sales fund projects for students in the Horticulture program.
Gardeners who participate in the 2011 Plantapalooza will be able to see two gardens, chat with horticulturists, and choose from a large selection of plants in three venues. All the plants sold will do well in any Southeastern garden. Hotel packages are available through VisitAthensGA.com for those who want to be rested and ready when the sales.
Those who are Friends of the Garden will be able to go to the State Botanical Garden’s Preview Sale Friday night.