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crocus flowersWooHoo, MIDSOUTH SPRING GARDEN PLANT SALES happen now. If you’re new to gardening or to Memphis, let me share where all the local garden experts go for some of their spring plant fixes. Shhh, mums the word.

All these plant sales offer pocket-friendly prices and support worthwhile causes.  So spend freely and visit them all. You can see my recommendations after each. If you know other plant sales not listed, or want to comment, please share in the comment section below.

Happy Plant Buying!

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DATE

NAME/LOCATION

What’s for sale

March 1, 2019

Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 2730 Cross Country Dr. Germantown, TN 38138

The Fruit Tree Sale is part of Germantown’s Arbor Day celebration and offers a great variety of hardy, disease-resistant fruit trees that produce well in this region. Prices range from $15 blackberries to $60 4-in-1 peach trees, with prices and varieties between. Other favorites include apple, pear, muscadine grape, plum, fig, apricot, and persimmon. Farm Park staff and local Master Gardeners offer buyers training in the selection, planting, care, and harvest. Rain date is March 2.

WHILE THIS IS ALREADY PAST, MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR. WE ALL NEED TO ADD FRUIT TREES TO OUR URBAN GARDENS.

March 29-30, 2019, 9am-5pm

Memphis Area Master Gardeners Spring Fling,  Big Red Barn, Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38120

Memphis Master Gardener Plant Sale includes 2,000+ plants in many varieties, both from vendors, and master gardeners’ gardens. Educational seminars from regional/local experts and hands-on demonstrations, garden photo exhibit, garden books/magazines for sale, handmade treats + food trucks. Don’t miss “Garden Jumble” – a mini flea-market of gently used garden items

http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm

 I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS EVENT.–RUN INTO OLD FRIENDS, BUY PLANTS AT GREAT PRICES, SPEND THE WEEKEND IMMERSED IN PLANT HEAVEN. You’ll find me making numerous trips to my car with goodies.  Plus stop by the Cooper-Young Garden Walk table and get a chance to win free tickets to the garden walk and a gift certificate to Stone Soup Cafe.

April 2, 2019, 6-8pm

Memphis Hort Society, Memphis Botanical Gardens, 750 Cherry Rd.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Rare + unique Plant Silent Auction in the Goldsmith Room of the Memphis Botanic Garden. 

http://https://www.memphishorticulture.org

WHEN YOU’VE BOUGHT ALL THE USUAL PLANTS, COME HERE FOR THE RARE AND UNUSUAL THAT NO ONE ELSE CARRIES.

April 6, 2019, 9-4pm

Tipton County Master Gardeners Sale,

Brighton High School, 8045 US-51, Brighton, TN 38011

Lawn & Garden EXPO. Dynamic speakers have been engaged Carol Reese, Horticulture Specialist with UT Extension – Research & Education; Joellen Dimond, TSU Extension Agent for Tipton County as well as a frequent speaker with The Family Plot, Blair Combest, Horticulturist with Memphis Botanic Gardens. Exhibits will include: plants, garden art, “garden talks”, herb gardening, composting, vegetables, visit with the Master Gardeners, plus much more interests. It’s FREE. A special garden section will be provided for children activities. You will not want to miss this event! Door Prizes, too.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363810054525318/

LIKE THE NON-COMMERCIAL FEEL, GREAT PRICES, HELPFUL MASTER GARDENERS ON HAND.

April 6, 2019

New Albany Home + Garden Show, Magnolia Civic Ctr, New Albany, MS

9 am: Jason Reeves – “Cast Away: Turning Trash into Treasure 

11 am Jason Reeves – “Hydrangea Hysteria” 

1:30 pm: Tracy Kramer – “Beauty & Maintenance of Hybrid and Easy care Roses in Your Landscape” ,

3:00 pm: Felder Rushing – “Woo-Hoo in the Garden – Getting the most out of your efforts with less effort” 

Home Garden Vendors, Crafts, Plants, Food and Fun! , Entertainment, Parking next to Magnolia Center 

https://www.facebook.com/events/363810054525318/

I LOVE HOMESPUN,   NON-COMMERCIAL FEEL, GREAT PRICES, HEL9 AML MASTER GARDENERS ON HAND.

April  7, 2019

9AM -4 PM

DIXON Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

This year’s annual plant sale will offer over 15,000 plants with a focus on rare, choice and unusual varieties as well as essential plants for the Mid-South shade garden. You will also find an extensive selection of herbs, ferns, native azaleas and herbaceous and Itoh peonies. This two-day event has something for plant enthusiasts at all levels and interests – from the beginning gardener to the certified plant nerd. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/363810054525318/

DON’T EXPECT TO GET OUT OF HERE WITHOUT A FEW PLANTS TO ADD TO YOUR GARDEN.

April 12-13, 2019

9am-5pm

Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd. Memphis, TN

Shop from a variety of plants, trees, shrubs and edibles propagated in our own nursery and greenhouse. These selections are ideal for our regional growing conditions and are grown for their hardiness, adaptability, and unique characteristics. Local artisans with specialty garden items and gifts, talks by local gardening experts, and our horticulture staff and Tennessee Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions and help you make plant selections.

https://www.facebook.com/memphisbotanicgarden/

A GREAT ANNUAL EVENT IN A BEAUTIFUL SPACE. I THINK THIS SALE STARTED IT ALL.

April 13, 2019, 8:30-2:30PM

FAYETTE CARES PLANT SALE, Oakland

Elem School Gymnasium, Oakland, TN

Shop a wide assortment of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, tropicals, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and more while helping those in need. Fayette County Master Gardeners and plant experts will also be on-hand to offer advice and guidance. The event offers fun for the whole family including expert demonstrations, a Kids Zone with a free inflatable bounce house, coloring contest, and snacks and concessions.

https://fayettecares.org/events/plant-sale/

THIS WILL BE MY FIRST YEAR ATTENDING, AND I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.  AMAZING PLANT PRICES FOR SEVERAL WORTHY CAUSES. BRING YOUR GARDEN FRIENDS AND MAKE A DAY OF IT.

April 13, 2019

Zonta Club of Memphis, Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN

Geranium sale preorders here:https://www.facebook.com/ZontaClubofMemphis/photos/pcb.589199228224201/589199098224214/?type=3&theater

I’VE NEVER BEEN, BUT WHO DOESN’T LOVE GERANIUMS? LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING.

April 26,27,28, 2019

FRI/SAT 9-6PM

SUN 12-4PM

Bartlett City

Corner Stage Rd + Summer Ave.

City Beautiful has its annual plant sale under the large tent (in front of Holliday Flowers). They provide a variety of bedding plants, shrubs, colorful azaleas, hanging baskets, and ornamental trees at a competitive price. Their knowledgeable volunteers can assist you with planting ideas or answer any questions you might have about your plants or planting needs. This event is the commissions largest fundraiser. All proceeds go back into the community to support the events and projects City Beautiful does to keep Bartlett a beautiful place to live, work and shop! All sales are final.

I HAVEN’T BEEN YET, BUT WHAT A GREAT WAY TO ENCOURAGE HOMEOWNERS TO BEAUTIFY THEIR OUTDOOR SPACES. LOOKING FORWARD TO BUYING PLANTS HERE.

May 3-4, 2019

Fri 9-5pm

Sat 9-1:30pm

Sat 2-4pm half price sale

Lichterman Nature Center

Come peruse over 200 selection of native and wildlife friendly plants grown onsite at Lichterman Nature Center for this one-of-a-kind sale!  Also new this year: garden tool sharpening! 

http://www.memphismuseums.org/lichterman

YOU’LL ENJOY THE DRIVE, TAKE A BUNCH OF FRIENDS, BUY PLANTS, LISTEN TO SOME AMAZING SPEAKERS, AND SPEND THE DRIVE HOME TALKING ABOUT ALL YOU LEARNED. EVERY YEAR, THEY CREATE A COLOSSAL PLANT DESIGN BASED ON A SPECIFIC THEME. COME AND BE INSPIRED.

May 4, 2019

UT Extension Office, Jackson, TN

Items for sell include~Shrubs, Groundcovers & Vines, Perennials & Annuals, Handcrafted Garden Art & MORE!!*

YOU’LL ENJOY THE DRIVE, TAKE A BUNCH OF FRIENDS, BUY PLANTS, LISTEN TO SOME AMAZING SPEAKERS, AND SPEND THE DRIVE HOME TALKING ABOUT ALL YOU LEARNED. EVERY YEAR, THEY CREATE A COLOSSAL PLANT DESIGN BASED ON A SPECIFIC THEME. COME AND BE INSPIRED.