OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will hold its 46th annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UT Arboretum, 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy. 62) in Oak Ridge.
The “Members Only” sale will be on Friday evening, April 19, from 5-7 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at that time.
The Society will be offering plants with colorful foliage or flowers. Selections will include (but not be limited to) Crape Myrtle, Vitex, Encore Azalea, Hardy Gardenia, Hydrangea and Loropetalum. Plant vendors offering flowering trees, shrubs, perennials, wildflowers and edibles include Beaver Creek and Riverdale nurseries from Knoxville, Sunlight Gardens from Andersonville and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville.
Razzelberry’s Ice Cream Lab will be selling sandwiches and ice cream.
Retired UT horticulture professor Dr. Will Witte will resume his role as the “Answer Man” and will be selling books from his personal horticulture library.
For more information on the plant sale, call 865-482-6656.
The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 48-year-old, non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center’s 250-acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Proceeds from this sale and other fund-raising events go toward the operating expenses and endowment fund for the UT Arboretum. To learn more about the Arboretum Society, and the UT Arboretum Endowment Fund, go online to www.utarboretumsociety.org.
The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.
Melanie Staten, UT Arboretum Society, 865-776-8227