Thousands of plants for sale and free gardening advice from the experts on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12
DENVER—Let Denver Botanic Gardens help cultivate your green thumb – purchase your plants for the new growing season at our annual Plant Sale! Due to increased demand, plant inventories have increased for the Sale on Friday, May 11, from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Sale will feature rare and unusual plants from around the world that are suited for diverse landscape conditions. Overall, more than 85,000 of the very best plants to grow in the Rocky Mountain region will be offered, including perennials, annuals, water-smart plants, herbs, vegetables, rock alpine plants and much more. The always-popular Grown at the Gardens plant offerings will once again be featured during this sale. Pre-packaged kits will be available for urban dwellers interested in growing a variety of plants in their own container gardens.
The Gardens’ renowned horticulturists, industry professionals and volunteers will be available at the Sale to answer questions about the best plants for your own garden. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own wagons to the Sale.
This year’s sale takes place on National Public Gardens Day - a national day of awareness in which communities nationwide are invited to visit and learn about the important role public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education.
NEW THIS YEAR: An offering of plants from around the globe, as well as unique domestic plants and a large selection of hard to find summer bulbs, will be available at this year’s Sale. For the bulb enthusiast, jump start your fall planting by pre-ordering fall bulbs. While visiting the Gardens, guests can enjoy the 2012 signature exhibition, Kizuna: West Meets East.
Admission to the Sale is FREE and all proceeds benefit education programs at the Gardens.
In preparation for this popular event, the Gardens will close at noon on Thursday, May 10.
PLANT SALE PREVIEW PARTY
Thursday, May 10
4 – 8 p.m.
The Plant Sale Preview Party hours have been extended this year for plant enthusiasts who want the very best selection of plants to purchase before the general public! Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer while you shop. Our plant experts will be on-hand to answer your gardening questions. Tickets are $35, $50 at the door (if available).
NEW THIS YEAR: Personal shopper service! Those who purchase the extra service will have the opportunity to work directly with a member of the Gardens’ horticultural team who will act as a “personal shopper” to assist them in selecting the perfect, unique plants for their home gardens. A shopping cart will be specifically reserved for this experience. The personal shopper service is available for purchase at the time of ticket purchase for the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.botanicgardens.org .