HOT SHOTS: Saturday London Town Plant Sale Preview
Twice a year, Historic London Town and Gardens offers a plant sale for members and the public. The annual fall sale is Saturday (Sept. 28), starting at 8 a.m. for members and 10 a.m. for the general public. Not a member? Horticulture director Nate Powers said that you can shop at 8 a.m. and pay for your annual membership ($50) at checkout. In addition, you’ll get 10 percent off your purchase and entrance to the facility for an entire year.
The funds from the sale support a variety of programs at Historic London Town and Gardens — everything from care and upkeep of their gorgeous woodland gardens to interpretive historical programs and museum exhibits.
On Saturday, they’ll couple the plant sale with family-friendly activities, including crafts and environmental programs with the South River Federation.
Powers said that anyone who hasn’t come out recently (or ever) should stop by. It’s not only a beautiful time of year to see the gardens, it’s a great opportunity to see what’s new. They’ve created new hiking trails, a picnic grove and they are beginning to work on a children’s garden that will delight the senses for young and old. He’s calling that, “No Child Left Inside.”
Membership lasts from the date you purchase it to the same date the following year (it doesn’t expire on Dec. 31 like other parks in the county). Check out these photos from the Friday before the sale. Plants range in price from $5. Melwood will be on site selling plants from their horticulture program—which helps people with developmental disabilities. They’ll have mums for $6 in an 8″ pot.
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