2017 SPRING PLANT SALE A BIG SUCCESS 

 

The SGC's 12017 Annual Spring Plant Sale took place on Saturday, May 20th  at the Town Green Gazebo on Main Street. The sale, which is one of the oldest and largest plant sales in the area, was even bigger and better this year.

 

 Because of its solid repution for outstanding annuals, perennials and hanging baskets, eager  customers began gathering  before the 9:00 a.m. opening in order to get first choice. Local gardeners, many of whom have been loyal customers for years, snapped up the local and CT  grown offerings so eagerly that many tables sold out before closing. The spectaclar Proven Wnner hangng baskets were extremely popular too.

 

This premiere gardening event has become a "must do" for area gardeners, many of whom  have returned faithfully to this event for 17 years!  Savvy shoppers pour in early from all the surrounding towns, knowing that this sale features some of the healthiest and hardiest plants available. This year's sale on May 20th was the first weekend after the official "last frost" date for our area, so customer's purchases went directly into the garden.

 

Because of the increased interest in growing family food at home, this year's sale included a large assortment of veggies and herbs.  

 

This is the club's largest fundraising event of the year, and the proceeds help fund the $1,000.00 scholarship awarded annually to a Southbury resident enrolled in a college degree program in horticulture or a related field. The profits also help fund the club's many civic projects which benefit the area.

One of the most popular attractions at the sale is the wide array of plants members contribute from their own gardens. These plants are especially suited to local area gardening conditions and include many varieties not readily available at nurseries and other sales.

 

 During the sale, club members, many of whom are certified  Master Gardeners, willingly share gardening tips with customers, assist in choosing suitable plants, and discuss individual gardening problems.  

 

It is always gratifying to  shoppers say that they look forward to our sale all year, because we not only provide such a wide choice of vigorous plants, but also that club members are so friendly and helpful. Several customers have joined the club after attending the event. New members are always welcome.

 

 

 

   

 

Scenes from Past Spring Plant Sales