Writer/Contact: Connie Cottingham, 706-542-6014, firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens, Ga. – Plantapalooza, a plant sale at three University of Georgia locations, will be held on April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.
Each sale offers an assortment of plants and access to experts who can help select vegetation and answer gardening questions. All locations will have free parking.
Trees, shrub, herbs, perennials, annuals and more will be available at the Visitor Center and Conservatory and the plazas at State Botanical Garden’s, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. The sale will feature Georgia Gold Medal plants and a broad selection of native plants. Numerous garden specialists, including garden curators, master gardeners and horticulturists, will be on hand to help.
The Trial Gardens at UGA will offer plants difficult to find anywhere else in Georgia. John Ruter, the director of the Trial Gardens and the Allan Armitage Professor of Horticulture at UGA, will lead tours of the garden and sign his newest book “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast.” The Trial Gardens are located at 220 W. Green St., behind Snelling Dining Hall and next to the Pharmacy Building.
The UGA Horticulture Club will have UGA horticulture professors to share their knowledge on the garden and landscape plants for sale at the intersection of College Station and Riverbend roads.
Plantapalooza participants will receive a 5 percent discount stamp on a special card that can be used at participating local nurseries for up to a total of 15 percent off on full price plants during normal business hours that weekend. Nurseries taking part include:
Cofer’s Home and Garden Showplace
1145 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens
322 Elberton Road, Lexington
1971 Whippoorwill Road, Bishop
3650 Colham Ferry Road, Watkinsville
Thomas Orchard and Nursery
6091 Macon Highway, Bishop
Wildwood Specialty Nursery
4970 Lexington Road, Athens
For more information, see plantapalooza.uga.edu or call 706-542-6014.
Note to editors: An image of the plant sale at the Botanical Garden is available at http://multimedia.uga.edu/media/images/Plant_Sale_2.jpg.