Botanic Garden signals that fall – and a break in the heat – is around the corner
Memphis Botanic Garden (MBG) will host its annual Fall Plant Sale October 5-7 at the Nursery at the Garden. The sale is open to MBG Members only on October 5 from 1-5 pm and is free and open to the public on October 6 and 7 from 9 am-5 pm. No reservations are necessary. Fall is the perfect time for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials. The sale features a wide variety to choose from as well as fall favorites ready to brighten the autumn landscape. Shoppers can choose from a curated selection of plants well suited for the Mid-South including hard-to-find natives, perennials, trees & shrubs, vegetables, annual flowers, pollinator plants, woodland ephemerals, and a wide variety of houseplants & tropicals.
Three outside vendors will also be on-site for specialty items to add to your garden. Attendees can purchase a new birdhouse or garden sign from Breezy Knoll Woodworks by Don Warmbrod to entice new friends to their outdoor oasis. Southern Cultured Orchards & Nursery will have a selection of heirloom, native, and exotic fruit trees available. Spirit Hill Maple Nursery will also be on-site, which specializes in popular & rare cultivars of Japanese Maples. Don’t miss these extra-special selections while you’re here!
Expert horticultural staff and Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, help customers with suggestions about plantings in their own gardens, and offer advice on plant care and maintenance.
“Fall is the best season for planting! Nature provides the perfect conditions in autumn & winter for plants to be under less stress above ground and work on establishing roots. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy planting treasures to enjoy next spring on a crisp autumn day,” said Daniel Grose, Director of Horticulture. “Whether you are just starting a garden, want to change your landscape, or are trying to find the perfect replacement plants for those you may have lost this past winter, we are here to help! Join us at the Fall Plant Sale to benefit from our expert advice, shop the most unique plants well-suited for our climate, and enjoy an autumnal day at the Nursery at the Garden.”
More information is available at membg.org/events/fall-plant-sale/
All proceeds directly support the Memphis Botanic Garden.
The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment.