Save the date, sale is September 27

UT  Gardens, Knoxville, Plant Sale

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, will hold its fall plant sale on Saturday, September 27. Photo courtesy UTIA.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its fall plant sale on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A preview sale will be held on Friday, September 26, 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 a Friend yet, you will also be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the member discount on plants.

“Plant sales help to raise funds to support the operation of the UT Gardens” says
Sue Hamilton, director of the UT Gardens. “They also give our staff a chance to share our plant knowledge and for the community to purchase exciting new plants.”

A variety of perennials, shrubs and trees will be available to purchase. Come and check out our selection of miniature and dwarf conifers. We will also have several new cultivars of blueberries and muscadine grapes. There will be several unique trees available including Acer griseum, commonly called paper bark maple. This tree is noted for its exfoliating copper-orange to cinnamon-reddish/brown bark and its showy orange to red fall color.

The UT Gardens, Knoxville, is located just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center.  Parking is available in lot 66 directly across from the entrance to the UT Gardens. F
or more details on the huge selection of plants on sale, go to the UT Gardens website: utgardens.tennessee.edu

The University of Tennessee Gardens located in Knoxville, Crossville and Jackson are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture.
Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs and research trials. The gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public except during designated special events. For more information see utgardens.tennessee.edu

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Contact: Derrick Stowell, UT Gardens Educator, 865-974-7151 or dstowell@utk.edu