Press release from Bullington Gardens:
HENDERSONVILLE: Bullington Gardens, a non-profit horticultural education center and public botanical garden, will hold its annual spring plant sale on three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26, 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The event has been extended a third day to better accommodate customers.
The sale features a wide variety of native and non-native perennials, more than 20 varieties of tomatoes plus other vegetable starts, herbs, unusual annuals, and small trees and shrubs.
New this year are Pollinator Packs, a collection of native plants grown at Bullington Gardens. These “Instant Pollinator Gardens”include three plugs each of four native plants chosen specifically for the Western North Carolina habitat. Information sheets about the plants are provided. Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
Growing plants and maintaining Bullington’s 12 acres of gardens and grounds is managed by a team of almost 90 volunteers. “We call this special place ‘a garden with a heart’,” says Joellen Johnson, volunteer coordinator.
Through its BOOST (Bullington Onsite Occupational Student Training) and Horticultural Therapy programs, education specialists at Bullington Gardens offer plant-based activities to special-needs high school students and adults to support basic job skills training, rehabilitation and wellness.
“This event is our single largest fundraiser for the year,” says John Murphy, Bullington Garden’s Director. “All proceeds benefit our mission to educate and inspire children and adults in horticulture, the natural sciences and integrated disciplines.”
In addition, a Mother’s Day Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring more plants, hanging baskets and garden art, perfect for gift-giving.
For more information, call Bullington Gardens at 828-698-6104 or visit bullingtongardens.org.