Saturday, October 8, Is the Date!


UT Gardens, Knoxville, Plant Sale

The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its fall plant sale on Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A preview sale will be held on October 7, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all UT employees, Gardens volunteers and UT Gardens Members. Members will also receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the discount immediately. Photo courtesy UTIA.



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is holding its fall plant sale on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A preview sale will be held on Friday, October 7, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all UT employees, Gardens volunteers and UT Gardens Members. Members will also receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. If you are not a member, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a membership at the preview sale and receive the discount immediately. 

“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 for purchase, including selections of miniature and full size conifers. There will be several unique trees available including Acer griseum, commonly called paper bark maple; Dogwood trees from the Appalachian series, which was developed at UT to provide powdery mildew and anthracnose resistance; and Purple Leaved Japanese Snowbell to name just a few. 

The Knox County Master Gardeners will be in attendance selling narcissus bulbs for fall planting. Choose from Narcissi Fortissimo, Tazetta Narcissi Falconet, Narcissi Barret Browning and Narcissi Monal. Buy some of each for a gorgeous spring display. 

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

The UT Gardens located in Knoxville, Jackson and Crossville together form the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee. They are a program of the UT Institute of Agriculture. 

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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Contact: 

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