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Spring plant sales, Plantapalooza make for one-stop shopping By Christina Conner

Spring is here, which means it’s time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy.

Trial Gardens

The trial gardens will have annuals, perennials, succulents, vines and tropical plants, many of which are difficult to find, for sale. UGArden representatives will be on hand, selling medicinal teas, and the King of Pops will sell popsicles. The only methods of payment accepted will be cash or check.

Location: 1030 W. Green St., Athens, Georgia, 30602

Date and time: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.-noon.

More information is available on the gardens’ Facebook page at The Trial Gardens @ UGA or online at ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

The botanical garden will have native plants, trees and shrubs, perennials, herbs and vegetables for sale. This year, more than 20 varieties of tomatoes will be available. Admission and parking for the botanical garden sale is free and includes access to the tropical conservatory, horticultural gardens and more than 5 miles of nature trails.

Location: 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, Georgia, 30605

Date and time: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

More information is available on Facebook at the botanical garden’s page, State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, or online at botgarden.uga.edu.

UGA Horticulture Club

The horticulture club will have landscape and herbaceous plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, houseplants and succulents for sale. The club gives UGA students real-world experience in the horticulture industry, and the funds raised from the plant sale will go directly toward scholarships, educational trips and into plant materials for students to grow and sell in future plant sales.

Dates and times:

Friday, April 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, April 8, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, April 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Location: 111 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia, 30605

Both graduate student associations will also have pickup for online orders in the parking lot on April 14.

More information is available on Facebook at the club’s page, UGA Horticulture Club, or online at www.ugahortclub.wixsite.com/mysite/spring-plant-sale.

Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Graduate Student Association

The PBGG Graduate Student Association will sell a variety of fruits and vegetables, including squash, cucumbers, peppers, toma verde tomatillos, Georgia rattlesnake watermelons, Mexican sour cucumbers and ghostbuster eggplants.

Plants are $2.50 apiece or $2 when ordered online. Online orders can be picked up Friday, April 13; at Plantapalooza on Saturday, April 14, across from the horticulture club sale; or Friday, April 20. On April 14, during Plantapalooza, only online orders will be filled. As far as payment, cash or check is preferred.

Dates and times:

Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-noon. (Online pickup only)

Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: D.W. Brooks Mall

Online order pickup on April 14 will be available in the parking lot at 111 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia, 30605.

More information is available on Facebook at the graduate student association’s Facebook page, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics, & Genomics at the University of Georgia. Presale orders can be placed online at www.ugaplantbreeding.wixsite.com/pbggplantsale.         

Plant Biology Graduate Student Association

The PBGSA will sell herbs, including lavender, rosemary, apple mint and more. PBGSA will also have houseplants, orchids and succulents for sale, ranging from $5 to $10.

Plants are $2.50 apiece or $2 online. Online orders can be picked up Friday, April 13; at Plantapalooza on Saturday, April 14, across from the horticulture club sale; or Friday, April 20. On April 14, during Plantapalooza, only online orders will be filled. As far as payment, cash or check is preferred.

Dates and times:

Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 14. 10 a.m.-noon (Online pickup only)

Friday, April 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: D.W. Brooks Mall

Online orders may be picked up on April 14 in the parking lot at 111 Riverbend Road, Athens, Georgia, 30605.

More information about the sale and preorders is available online at www.plantbio.uga.edu/pbgsa-herb-sale.

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Spring is here, which means it's time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy.

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Spring is here, which means it's time to plant summer gardens. Through plant sales and the annual Plantapalooza event on Saturday, April 14, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia; the State Botanical Garden of Georgia; the UGA Horticulture Club; the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) Graduate Student Association; and the Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA) make plant-buying easy. Download Image
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