Plantapalooza spring plant sale at UGA set for April 9

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March 22, 2016

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    Plantapalooza, a plant sale, is held annually at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, The Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.

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Athens, Ga. - Plantapalooza, which brings together three University of Georgia units for one big plant sale, will be held April 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.

Each sale offers an assortment of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast. Horticulturists, volunteers and master gardeners will be on hand to help with plant selection and to answer gardening questions.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., is the headquarters of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance and the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program. A selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables and more will be at this sale, held in the garden's horticulture complex. Many Georgia native plants are grown at the garden for this sale. The garden is a unit of the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach.

The Trial Gardens at UGA, 220 W. Green St., grow and test the newest annuals and perennials from plant breeders throughout the world. Profits from the plant sale help fund research and continued support for the garden. The Trial Gardens are part of the horticulture department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The UGA Horticulture Club will be selling garden and landscape plants near the intersection of Riverbend and College Station roads. Horticulture faculty and students will be available to help with plant selection. Profits help fund horticulture club scholarships and educational activities at UGA.

Information about the event, directions to the gardens and information about participating retailers in the Athens area is available online at plantapalooza.uga.edu.

 

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