​Invigorate the Landscape with Plant Sale Finds

UT Gardens, Jackson, Fall Plant Sale

UT Gardens, Jackson, will host its annual Fall Plant Sale on Thursday, October 5, from 3 - 6 p.m. The sale will take place in the main parking area. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


JACKSON, Tenn. – The UT Gardens, Jackson, will host a Fall Plant Sale on Thursday, October 5 from 3 – 6 p.m. All are welcome.

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.

“Autumn is a great time to revive a lackluster landscape,” says Jason Reeves, curator of the UT Gardens, Jackson. “The plant sale will be a great place to find inspiration and expert advice.”

The UT Gardens Jackson is part of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee.  A list of plants to be sold will be available after September 29 at
http://west.tennessee.edu/events.

The annual plant sale is typically bookended by garden talks delivered by plant experts. However, the presentations have been canceled for 2017 due to pending renovations of the West Tennessee AgResearch​ and Education Center auditorium. Organizers plan to resume the garden lectures in 2018.

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