Saturday, April 14th : Plantapalooza
State Botanical Garden, Trial Gardens, and UGA Horticulture Club
Plantapalooza brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale. Each sale offers an assortment of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast. Horticulturists, volunteers and master gardeners will be on hand to help with plant selection and to answer gardening questions.
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., is the headquarters of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance and the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program. A selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables and more will be at this sale, held in the garden’s horticulture complex. Many Georgia native plants are grown at the garden for this sale.
The Trial Gardens at UGA, 220 W. Green St., grow and test the newest annuals and perennials from plant breeders throughout the world. Profits from the plant sale help fund research and continued support for the garden. The Trial Gardens are part of the horticulture department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Ruter is the director of the Trial Gardens and an endowed professor in the Horticulture Department at UGA specializing in ornamental plants and conifers. Signed copies of his latest book Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast will be available for purchase. The Trial Gardens can only accept cash or check. In addition, the Trial Gardens will not be serving food or beverages.
The UGA Horticulture Club will be selling garden and landscape plants near the intersection of Riverbend and College Station roads. Horticulture faculty and students will be available to help with plant selection. Profits help fund horticulture club scholarships and educational activities at UGA.
Information about the event, directions to the gardens and information about participating retailers in the Athens area is available online at plantapalooza.uga.edu.
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