Don’t Miss the Sale on Saturday!

 

Winter Gold Holly

The University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville, is holding a fall plant sale on Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature many interesting plants including winterberry hollies like 'Winter Gold' (shown).  A preview sale will be held Friday, September 25, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. for all UT employees, garden volunteers, and Garden members. Photo by J. Reeves, courtesy UTIA.

 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s time to get ready for gardening next year by shopping for perennials to plant this fall. Trees, shrubs, and perennials planted in the fall will be ready to grow and bloom beautifully in the springtime.

The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its fall plant sale on Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  A preview sale will be held Friday, September 25, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. for all UT employees, garden volunteers, and Garden members. Members will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member yet, you will also be able to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the member discount on plants.
 
The sale will offer a number of excellent landscape plants to decorate your yard. Redbud trees have always grown well in Tennessee, and we have new varieties such as the double-flowered Cercis x ‘Pink Pom Poms’ and the beautiful variegated-leafed Cercis Canadensis ‘Alley Cat’. For winter interest, be sure to try out one of the Winterberry hollies such as Ilex verticillata Berry Poppins® or Berry Heavy Gold®.  Red twig dogwood is also always a great candidate for winter landscapes, and we will have a stellar Proven Winners cultivar, Cornus sanguinea Arctic Sun™ available.
 
All these and more will be available, so don’t miss our huge selection of plants on sale. More information on the UT Gardens, as well as directions to campus, and other events, will be at the UT Gardens website: utgardens.tennessee.edu
 
The University Gardens inspire over 100,000 people each year about plants so that their lives can be enriched with beauty, better health, and a closer connection to nature. The Gardens function as an outdoor teaching and research facility as well as a collection of public gardens. The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture.The UT Gardens, Knoxville, is located just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the entrance.

Through its mission of research, teaching and service, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

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