Plantapalooza brings together three UGA plant sales to create a destination event in Athens April 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each sale offers an assortment of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast. Horticulturists, volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers select plants and answer gardening questions.
The three plant sales on campus are held by:
• The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 S. Milledge Ave. This is the headquarters of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance and the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program. A vast 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 Office of Public Service and Outreach.
• The Trial Gardens at UGA, 220 W. Green St. The Trial Gardens 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 Trials Gardens are part of the horticulture department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
• The UGA Horticulture Club. The 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 are available online at plantapalooza.uga.edu.