Unique selection of plants available to the public

UT Gardens Plant Sale

​Long-blooming summer coneflowers will be among the many interesting plants for sale at the UT Gardens Fall Plant Sale, Sept. 13 and 14, at the gardens location in Knoxville on the UT agriculture campus. Photo by D. Stowell, courtesy UTIA.

 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Fall is a great time of the year to spruce up your garden with new plants. The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept.14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A preview sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all UT employees, Gardens volunteers, and Friends of the UT Gardens. Friends will also receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not yet a Friend of the UT Gardens, you may sign up for a membership at the preview sale and instantly receive the member discount on plants.

“Plant sales give UT Gardens staff an opportunity to share our love and knowledge of plants with the community. Our horticulture staff will be on site with a dedicated group of Tennessee Master Gardener volunteers ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right plant for your landscape,” says Sue Hamilton, director of the UT Gardens. Plant sales are the gardens' largest fundraiser and proceeds go to support the UT Gardens.

Check out the unique selections of plants on sale including: dwarf bald cypress - Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'; long-blooming summer coneflower - Echinacea purpurea 'Red Knee High'; black leaf crapemyrtle - Lagerstroemia x 'Coral Magic'; narrow fringetree - Chionanthus retusus 'Tokyo Tower'; and mildew-resistant dogwoods - Appalachian series.

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, are located on the campus of the UT Institute of Agriculture on Neyland Drive. For directions or more details on the huge selection of plants on sale, go to the UT Gardens website: http://utgardens.tennessee.edu/

Located in Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville, the UT Gardens system includes plant collections that together serve as Tennessee’s official botanical garden. The gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. They deliver research discoveries, promote hands-on learning and provide educational opportunities for their communities. From Master Gardeners to kindergartners, there’s room for everyone to learn and contribute. For more information, visit http://utgardens.tennessee.edu

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Contact:  

Derrick Stowell, UT Gardens, 865-974-7151, dstowell@utk.edu