Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2-7 p.m.
Plant Sale starts at 2 p.m., Activities start at 3 p.m.
We're hosting our fourth annual Spring Native Plant Sale and Festival Saturday, May 4, from 2-7 p.m. Festival-goers will be able to purchase plants native to the southeastern United States and grown at the Garden's own nursery, as well as plants from several other local nurseries. In addition, attendees will enjoy food trucks, family activities, and tours of the display gardens bursting with spring blooms. Admission is free, and all are invited.
By bringing together a number of native plant vendors, including Niche Gardens, Cure Nursery, Mellow Marsh Farm, and Growing Wild Nursery, we hope to encourage the cultivation of native plants for home landscapes. Many common invasive species in North Carolina, like Chinese wisteria (Wisteria sinensis) and Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), were originally introduced as ornamental garden plants. Using native plants in a garden not only denies invasive plants an opportunity to spread, it also provides a welcome habitat for native birds and pollinators.
In addition to plants for sale, participants can take part in an environmental fair with activities provided by local non-profit conservation organizations and other supporters.