The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern will hold its Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 1, from 9am-2pm and Sunday, April 2, from 12-4pm. All funds of the plant sale go toward the Garden's operating budget, which includes student workers, plants, maintenance, improvements and more.
Carolyn Altman, Director of the Botanic Garden said, "The plant sale is pretty wonderful because it connects people with plants-- we do a lot of research about each plant and work hard to find some unusual natives."
She says they travel all over the state and only have plants that do well in the coastal plains. Plants in the sale will have a photo of the plant in full bloom and will be marked with useful information. Everything from vegetable plants, herbs, fruit and citrus plants to landscaping plants, succulents, houseplants, natives, and pollinators will be for sale. The plants are also listed on the pre-sale preview on the website.
Altman said, "The good thing about the plant sale is you not only get to walk around and look at the plants, but we are also here to share our experiences and expertise. If people bring pictures of their yard on their phone, we can try to help."
Garden Idea Tour scheduled for Wednesday afternoon
A complimentary garden idea tour and plant sale preview will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 5:30. Garden staff will take you on a guided tour of the garden, pointing out different plant species, history and features of the garden, and what may or may not work for your garden space. They will go over basic landscape design, building and arranging your space, different color contrasts, the value of heritage plants, cold hardy plants, and more.
For curious folks, the staff is more than happy to answer any questions you have about the garden, plants, or history of the garden.
The Botanic Garden is located on the early 20th century historic Bland farmstead, which includes walking trails, a labyrinth, the Bland Cottage, Heritage Garden and Pavilion, Children's Learning Garden, and much more. At around 15 acres, the Garden includes native and heritage plants including over 20 of Georgia's protected plant species. Winding trails, beautiful scenery, and the expansive garden will help you leave the busy world behind -- if only for a little while.
For more information about the Botanic Garden, check out their website here. The Botanic Garden located at 1503 Bland Avenue, Statesboro.