By Angelica Edwards, NCBG Communications Intern
The annual Spring Native Plant Sale will return to the North Carolina Botanical Garden on Saturday, May 7 from 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Visitors will be able to purchase southeastern native plants grown at the Garden’s nursery as well as Cure Nursery, Field to Cottage Nursery, Growing Wild Nursery, and Mellow Marsh Farm. A wide variety of southeastern native plants, such as herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and trees will be sold at the outdoor event.
“Lots of native perennials do well as container plants so you can enjoy their beauty [and] provide for pollinators … on a deck or patio too,” said Dan Stern, the Director of Horticulture. “For those new to gardening with native plants, staff from NCBG and the other vendors have lots of expertise and will be available to answer questions and make recommendations.”
There will also be an environmental fair with local conservation organizations in Reeves Auditorium. The organizations include the New Hope Audubon Society, the North Carolina Native Plant Society, the Orange County Master Gardener program. NCBG corporate sponsors Leaf & Limb, Robi Decking, Soil3, and Tony Hall & Associates will also be on hand to meet with visitors.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own cart or wagon if they plan to buy a lot of plants. Garden members will receive a 10% discount on NCBG plants. To become a member, join here.
Parking is available at the Garden and there is additional parking at the athletic fields located down Old Mason Farm Road and at the SECU lot. Starting at 10 a.m, a shuttle will bring visitors from those locations to the Garden.
Masks are optional. Entrance into the event is free.