Friday – Sunday, April 7-9 – Public Shopping
Friday & Saturday- 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday – Noon – 5 PM
Thursday, April 6 – Member Only Shopping
9 AM – 6 PM
The 2017 Spring Plant Sale and Festival will be colorful, interesting and fun! We have added even more for you to enjoy as you shop: more plants, more flowers, more seminars, more food trucks, more entertainment, more children’s activities, more vendors! We will emphasize education by offering gardening activities for children to enjoy as they learn and educational talks for adults featuring new plant introductions, forming a garden collection, planning your first landscape and designing seasonal arrangements in containers. This special community event will be your one-stop shopping venue for garden plants, soil testing by Master Gardeners and great free advice from our HBG and Garden Guild plant experts.
Spring Plant Sale Flyer
Spring Plant Sale Children’s Crafts
Provided by HBG’s Education Department
Saturday, April 8, 2017
10 AM – 2 PM
Children will have the opportunity to create seed balls using native wildflower seeds; once planted these seed balls will explode into a rainbow of colors attracting pollinators throughout the spring and summer!
Spring Plant Sale Adult Seminars
April 8, 2017
Epic Tomatoes for Southeastern Gardens…some history, lots of stories and tips for success
Talk Given By Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes; How to Select & Grow the Best Varieties of All Time
Epic Tomatoes is the Gold winner-Best overall book-revealed at the 2016 Garden Writers Association conference in Atlanta, September 2016!
Craig LeHoullier, tomato advisor for Seed Savors Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes-from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them. No book offers such a detailed look at the specifies of growing tomatoes, with beautiful photographs and helpful tomato profiles throughout the book.
Register for this Seminar: Members $25; Non Members $30
April 7th Seminars
On Friday, two free seminars will be presented. Harvey Cotten at 10 a.m. will present “How to Join the Million Garden Pollinator Challenge;” and Tamara Huron at 2:30p.m. will present “Herbs and Ideas – Fun Facts for Culinary Herbs.”
April 8th Seminar
On Saturday, Niki Sothers will present at 2:30 p.m.: “Ground Cover verses Lawns” or “Plants for Garden Style.”
Great choices, and possibly more to come: J. Imholte Photography, The Funny Farm, P&L Productions, Lovelady Creations, Mark Verstraten Art and Jack Rabbit Stain Glass, The Orchid Society, Nanny’s Lemonade and Fine Art by Brook Albright.
Thursday, Back Alley Traveling Bistro; Piper and Leaf.
Friday and Saturday: Hindsight Coffee; Brain Freeze; Ice Works of Huntsville; Little Red Lunch Box.
11:30 to 1:30 daily. Thursday, Dr. Reginald Jackson; Friday, Fahrenheit; Saturday, Zion Blue Grass District.
Like to dine out? Go to movies? Tour the Space and Rocket Center? Attend a play? These opportunities with more gifts and prizes will be included in the Garden Guild’s raffle.
Special Information Tent
“Planting for Pollinators.” Identifying plants to create a pollinator garden for Bees, Butterflies and/or Hummingbirds.
Fall Plant Sale