​Invigorate the Landscape with Plant Sale Finds

Fall Plant Sale at the UT Gardens, Jackson

The Fall Plant Sale at the UT Gardens Jackson is a great place to find plants to spruce up cool-season landscapes. The sale opens from 3 - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6. Come early to hear garden talks that begin at 12:30 p.m. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.

JACKSON, Tenn. – Autumn is a great time to revive a lackluster landscape, so for inspiration and expert advice come to the Fall Plant Sale and Garden Lecture Series hosted by the University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson.
  The event features special presentations and an exceptional plant sale.

The event is Thursday, October 6, with garden lectures beginning at 12:30 p.m. and the plant sale running from 3 – 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome and admission is free.

The garden lectures will feature special speakers Jason Reeves, curator of the UT Gardens Jackson, and Carol Reese, UT Extension Horticulture Specialist. Reeves will kick off the program with an indoor talk titled “Great Garden Plants.” Learn about dependable, but often underutilized, garden performers that will make great additions to your landscape. The plant sale will feature many of Reeves’ picks.

Reese's talk begins at 1:30 p.m. Titled "Fertile Imaginations," this presentation will illustrate innovative ways to use plants and even discarded items to create inspiring gardens.

At the plant sale, shoppers will find an array of plants ideal for this region, including trees, shrubs, and a wide selection of pansies and other plants for winter seasonal interest. UT Gardens’ staff and local Master Gardeners will be on hand to help out with plant or siting questions. If you finish shopping early, or would like to learn a little more about these plants before making a purchase, join Reese for a 5 p.m. tour of the Gardens.

After the sale, all guests are invited to attend the Madison County Master Gardeners’ meeting and potluck meal where Reeves will speak again on his travels to some of the top gardens in the U.S. Shoppers who plan to stay for the Master Gardeners’ meeting are asked to bring a dish to share for the meal. Drinks will be provided.

With a $35 donation, you can become a Friend of the UT Gardens at the plant sale. The donations help support many of the activities and beneficial research taking place at the UT Gardens, Jackson.  More information can be found at the UT Gardens Become a Member​ page.

The UT Gardens Jackson is part of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee.  For more details on the plant sale, including a list of available plants, go to
http://west.tennessee.edu/events.

The UT Gardens include 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 University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Their 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. See
http://utgardens.tennessee.edu for more information.​

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


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Contacts:

Jason Reeves, UT research horticulturist, 731-425-4765,
jreeves@utk.edu

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu


  

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