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CELEBRATE SPRING WITH TYLER ARBORETUM’S ANNUAL PLANT SALE MAY 2-3
Annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and hard-to-find trees available at fundraising event
MEDIA, Pa (April 1, 2014) – Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, and gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the warmer weather by selecting beautiful new foliage for their collections at Tyler Arboretum’s annual Plant Sale. Whether planting in a simple window box, an edible or ornamental garden, or even a large-scale landscape, shoppers can satisfy all their gardening needs–while nurturing a philanthropic warm fuzzy feeling–at Tyler Arboretum’s annual Plant Sale on May 2-3.
Members are encouraged to take advantage of the Plant Sale Members’ Preview on Friday, May 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Members receive a 5% discount on plant purchases and a free starter plant. Those who are not currently members can still take advantage of the Members’ Preview and shop a day early by becoming a member of Tyler Arboretum at the sale on May 2. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Admission to the Arboretum is free to everyone for Saturday’s event. Attendees who become members on Saturday will receive a free subscription to Better Homes and Gardens and a free starter plant.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to support the Arboretum, get expert advice and select plants that are not offered at the big box stores,” said Mike Karkowski, Director of Horticulture at Tyler.
With over 4,000 plants for purchase, Tyler’s annual Plant Sale offers gardeners a myriad of options including annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and hard to find trees to create a special look for your yard. As always, there will be a strong assortment of deer-resistant plants. This year’s sale features a variety of plants ideal for compact gardens and containers, perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.
“Our spring Plant Sale is one of the earliest around and it’s a great way to celebrate the gardening season,” said Amy Mawby, Director of Public Programs at Tyler. “Friendly volunteers even help pack and load up your new garden treasures.”
All proceeds benefit Tyler Arboretum so it can continue to maintain and improve its amazing collection of historic plants and diverse ecosystems while connecting people of all ages to nature through educational programs.
No pre-registration is required for this event. Tyler Arboretum’s annual Plant Sale will be held rain or shine. For more information, including a complete list of plants available for sale, please visit www.tylerarbortum.org.
About Tyler Arboretum
Tyler Arboretum, one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, is an important community resource and cultural destination. Tyler provides a natural sanctuary for visitors interested in horticulture, history and the natural world. Its 650 acres of meadows, wetlands and unbroken forest can be enjoyed via over 17 miles of hiking trails. Additional information is available at www.tylerarboretum.org.