Start your spring gardening off right with the Perennial Plant Society’s 30th plant sale on Saturday, April 4.
The annual event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., features the newest varieties of perennials, shrubs, vines and annuals from local growers. The PPS sale also offers your long-time, never-fail favorites, all ready for spring planting.
Set to take place inside the new building at the Nashville Fairgrounds, the new venue offers more space to see both native and hybrid plants.
A special concierge plant pickup service is also new this year allowing patrons to pull up to the pick-up point, where volunteers will load your selected plants into your vehicle.
“The added space in the Expo Center has allowed us to increase plant orders by more than 25% over 2019, as well as add a fourth local grower to our suppliers,”said Mickey Newman, plant sale acquisitions co-chair. “The result is not just more, but more varied, plants for our customers.”
Not everything has changed at the annual event.
Visitors will still find helpful plant guides to offer expert advice and lower prices than most garden centers, according to event organizers.
They will also find locally grown plants that can stand up to Tennessee’s tough climate.
There is still no cost for admission, but parking is still $5.
Profits from the sale are used to fund horticultural scholarships and PPS education programs, which are free to the public. For more information visit the organization’s website to learn more about upcoming meetings and view a preliminary plant list for the sale.
The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee promotes the use of perennial plants in the landscape and offers education to local gardeners and scholarships to area horticulture students. The annual plant sale is the group’s major source of funding for these activities. The group holds free monthly education meetings, which are open to the public. It also offers garden tours to members. For more information, visit www.ppsmtn.org.
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