It's Plantapalooza time in Athens again! This giant plant sale on April 5 at three University of Georgia locations ushers in the spring planting season. After our long, hard winter the greenery and blooms will certainly be a welcome sight as we dress up our yards for spring!
Saturday, April 5
Details from their press release:
Participants will find a vast assortment of plants at each sale and have access to experts to help select vegetation and answer questions to create a beautiful garden this spring.
The State Botanical Garden's Visitor Center and Conservatory and its plazas will be filled with trees, shrub, herbs, perennials, annuals and more, including 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 Garden's coffee/sandwich café, Donderos' Kitchen, and garden-themed gift shop will also be open.
The Trial Gardens at UGA will offer plants difficult to find anywhere else in Georgia. Dr. Ruter, the director of the Trial Gardens and a professor of the Horticulture Department at UGA, will be there to lead tours of the Garden and sign his newest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast.
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.
All locations will have free parking. For more information, visit plantapalooza.uga.edu or call 706-542-6014. Information on Athens hotel and attractions can be found at www.VisitAthensGA.com.
Plantapalooza Plant Sales:
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia - 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens
The Trial Gardens at UGA - 220 W. Green Street, Athens
UGA Horticulture Club - Intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road, Athens
At each location shoppers will receive a 5% discount stamp on a special card that can be used at participating local nurseries for up to a total of 15% 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
(706) 353-1519, cofers.com
322 Elberton Road, Lexington
(706) 743-5055, goodnessgrows.com
1971 Whippoorwill Road, Bishop
3650 Colham Ferry Road, Watkinsville
(706) 310-0143, specialtyornamentals.com
Thomas Orchard and Nursery
6091 Macon Highway, Bishop
(706) 769-5011, thomasorchardandnursery.com
Wildwood Specialty Nursery
4970 Lexington Road, Athens
(706) 201-6559, wildwoodspecialtynursery.com