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Armitage's final Plantapalooza scheduled for April 6 at Trial Gardens By Merritt Melancon

The staff of the UGA Trial Gardens will host the 2013 “Plantapalooza” plant preview and sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.

Plantapalooza is one of the trial garden’s signature public open houses. However, it will be the last Plantapalooza for Trial Gardens’ founder Alan Armitage, who is retiring this summer.

Hundreds of varieties of test plants will be display in the garden. Members of UGA’s Hort Club and the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia will be selling plants onsite as well.

“Everyone at the Trial Gardens has been working hard since last fall to make sure we have great plants and a great sale, so I am really excited for everyone to come,” said Sheridan Weaver, director of marketing for the gardens.

Information about the Trial Gardens, the Plantapalooza schedule and the plant sale is available at www.ugatrialgardens.com. The Trial Gardens are located at 220 W. Green St., Athens, GA. There will be free parking on campus for this event.

(Merritt Melancon is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

The Trial Gardens at UGA
The Trial Gardens at UGA

A crowd browses the Trial Gardens at UGA at an industry open house earlier this summer. The gardens are expected to be in full bloom for the public open house on July 9.

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A crowd browses the Trial Gardens at UGA at an industry open house earlier this summer. The gardens are expected to be in full bloom for the public open house on July 9. Download Image
Trial Gardens open house
Trial Gardens open house

Visitor observes new plant varieties at the UGA Trial Gardens 2009 Open House.

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