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Plantapalooza plant sale to be held April 11

Plantapalooza, a one-day sale of plants, will take place April 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is put on by three UGA areas: the State Botanical Garden, the Trial Gardens and the UGA Horticulture Club.

Each sale will offer an assortment of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast. Horticulturists, volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help buyers select vegetation and answer gardening questions.

• The Trial Gardens at UGA, 220 W. Green St., grow and test the newest annuals and perennials from plant breeders throughout the world. John Ruter, the Allan Armitage Professor of Horticulture and director of the Trial Gardens, will be available to sign his latest book, Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. Profits from the plant sale help fund research and continued support for the garden.

• The State Botanical Garden, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., is the headquarters of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance and the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program. Gold Medal plants will be among the selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables available for purchase. The garden is a unit of the Office of Public Service and Outreach.

• Members of 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 are at