Spring Spectacular Plant Sale
UT Gardens in Knoxville
Saturday, April 8 from 9am - 2pm
Member Preview Sale - Friday, April 7 from 4 - 7pm
The UT Gardens, Knoxville will hold its biggest sale of the year on Saturday, April 8, 2017. A featured plant list is available here; other great selections will be available as well. We will update the list as new availability is confirmed.
Spring is officially here and it is time to start planting! The UT Gardens will hold its annual Spring Spectacular Plant Sale on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year the focus will be on Pollinator Power. Butterflies, bees, birds, bats and other small mammals are responsible for pollinating about 80% of all flowering plants on earth. That means that one out of every three bites of food you eat is dependent on pollination. Many of these organisms are in decline due in great part to a loss of feeding and nesting habitats. Adding pollinator plants to your garden is one of the best ways you can help! Beneficial plant varieties will be clearly marked and trained staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions. Native plants will also be featured at this sale; both native plants and pollinator plants will be flagged to assist in customer selection.
The sale will also include an array of herbs, edibles, ornamental perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs as well as hard to find choice selections like ‘Carolina Sweetheart’ redbud, hardy Bulgarian Windmill Palm, and ‘Chocolate Fountain’ mimosa with it’s striking, dark purple foliage and sterile blooms. Limited quantities of the brand new, creamy gold tipped ‘Kosmic Kale’ will be available. Bred in Boskoop, Netherlands, this semi-hardy vegetable is beautiful enough to add to the flower garden and at the same time produces delicious and nutritious greens for your culinary pleasure.
A preview sale will be held on Friday, April 9, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all UT employees, Gardens volunteers, and UT Gardens members. Memberships can be renewed or purchased on Friday in order to attend the preview.
An additional perk of Gardens membership is a 10% discount off plant sale purchases; that perk will apply during the Friday preview sale as well as during the public sale on Saturday.
All sale proceeds will benefit the UT Gardens.