UT Gardens to host fall plant sale
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:01 pm
JACKSON — Just because the weather is turning cooler does not mean your time in the garden is drawing to a close. There are lots of great plants that will keep your landscape beautiful for months to come, and many of them will be available at the University of Tennessee Gardens Fall Plant Sale at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center on Oct. 6 and 7.
The plant sale will feature a wide selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and pansies. Plus, Master Gardeners will be selling unique concrete leaf castings. In addition to the plant sale, UT horticulturists Jason Reeves and Carol Reese will lead exciting presentations on gardening fundamentals and provide guided tours through the beautiful UT Gardens-Jackson.
The Fall Plant Sale kicks off with a preview party Oct. 6. Between 5-7 p.m., Friends of the Gardens donors are invited to shop early and beat the rush. Attendees of preview party will receive a 20 percent discount voucher for their first $100 purchase or less. Light refreshments will also be provided. Friends of the Gardens will also be able to enjoy early shopping and discounts Oct. 7 from 3-3:30 p.m. The sale will open to the public at 3:30 p.m.
The first gardening tour will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 7. The sale will conclude at 6:30 and will be immediately followed by the monthly Madison County Master Gardeners meeting, which is open to all. At the meeting, Reeves will share slides of his annual travels to renowned gardens across the U.S. Bring a brown bag dinner. Master Gardeners will supply drinks and desserts.
With a $35 donation, participants may become a Friend of the Gardens or renew their annual support on the day of the preview party or plant sale to enjoy early shopping, discounts and many other benefits. The donations made by Friends help support many of the activities and beneficial research taking place at the UT Gardens-Jackson.
For more information on the UT Gardens Fall Plant Sale, including a list of available plants and a complete schedule of tours and presentations, visit the website http://west.tennessee.edu/events/
The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.
Published in The Messenger 9.28.10