Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2013 Plantapalooza!


Imagine a huge plant sale with the latest cultivars displayed beside heirloom and tried-and-true plants, just as spring is warming up and you are in the mood to garden. Now add a group of experts to help you with your plant selections – horticulturists, garden curators, UGA professors and Master Gardeners – and multiply that image by three. Welcome to Plantapalooza!, when three plant sales will happen at the University of Georgia in Athens on Saturday, April 6 from 8 am to 2 pm:

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia – 2450 S. Milledge Avenue

The Trial Gardens at UGA – 220 W. Green Street

UGA Horticulture Club – Intersection of College Station Road and Riverbend Road

Each sale offers a different experience and the opportunity to gather plants and information to help grow a beautiful garden. Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and more will fill the Visitor Center & Conservatory and its front and back plazas at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, with garden curators, horticulturists, and master gardeners in full force to help. UGA horticulture professors will share their knowledge at the UGA Horticulture Club sale. Allan Armitage will be offering tours and book signings at The Trial Gardens at UGA. All locations have free parking and the State Botanical Garden has a coffee/sandwich shop and garden-themed gift shop. More information is available at 706-542-6014 or

Participants will receive a 5% discount stamp at each plant sale that can be used at the following local nurseries. All three stamps will add up to a 15% discount on full price plants during normal business hours that weekend:

Cofer’s Home and Garden Showplace     706.353.1519
1145 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens

Goodness Grows     706.743.5055
332 Elberton Road, Lexington

Piccadilly Farms     706.769.6516
1971 Whippoorwill Road, Bishop

Specialty Ornamentals     706.310.0143
3650 Colham Ferry Road, Watkinsville

Thomas Orchards and Nursery     706.769.5011
6091 Macon Highway, Bishop

Wildwood Specialty Nursery     706.613.3758
4970 Lexington Road, Athens

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