Plantapalooza to be held April 6 at three locations around Athens

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March 21, 2013

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Athens, Ga. - Plantapalooza, a plant sale at three University of Georgia locations, will be held April 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.

Each sale offers a different experience and the opportunity to gather plants and information for a garden. All locations have free parking.

Trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and more will fill the Visitor Center and Conservatory and its front and back plazas at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. Garden curators, horticulturists and master gardeners will be available to help visitors pick out plants.

UGA horticulture professors will share their knowledge at the UGA Horticulture Club sale, located at the intersection of College Station and Riverbend roads.

Allan Armitage, director of the Trial Gardens at UGA, will be offering tours and book signings at the trial gardens, located at 220 W. Green St., behind Snelling Dining Hall and next to the Pharmacy Building.

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

Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace
1145 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens
706/353-1519, www.cofers.com

Goodness Grows
332 Elberton Road, Lexington
706/743-5055, www.goodnessgrows.com

Piccadilly Farms
1971 Whippoorwill Road, Bishop
706/769-6516, www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm

Specialty Ornamentals
3650 Colham Ferry Road, Watkinsville
706/310-0143, www.specialtyornamentals.com

Thomas Orchards and Nursery
6091 Macon Highway, Bishop
706/769-5011, www.thomasorchardsandnursery.com

Wildwood Specialty Nursery
4970 Lexington Road, Athens
706/613-3758, www.wildwoodspecialtynursery.com

Additional information is available at 706/542-6014 or http://plantapalooza.uga.edu.

 

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