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State Botanical Garden to hold plant sale

The State Botanical Garden, a unit of the UGA Office of Public Service and Outreach, will hold its annual Bluestems and Bluejeans: Native Plant Sale during the first two weeks of October.

The sale will feature nearly 200 species of native plants grown from Georgia seeds and raised at the garden’s Mimsie Lanier Center for Native Plant Studies. Experts will be on site to provide information about the plants.

Several species of well-known wildflowers including the drought tolerant bee balm, sunflower, beardtongue, Georgia aster and milkweed will be available.

Also available are native trees, shrubs and grasses, which provide nesting materials, habitat and food sources for adult and baby birds.

Sale dates are Oct. 1-4 and 8-11, from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. On Oct. 4, between 10 a.m. and noon, the garden will feature children’s activities and offer instruction on school pollinator gardens.

A complete list of plants for sale will be posted on the garden website,, between Oct. 1 and 11.