Friday, September 29: Friends of the Garden Plant Sale, 2:00pm-6:00pm at the South Carolina Botanical Garden Nursery
Saturday, September 30: Public Plant Sale, 9:00am-1:00pm at the South Carolina Botanical Garden Nursery
The South Carolina Botanical Garden Nursery is an integral part of the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The nursery grows high-quality plants to support both the gardens and, in turn, the public community. Visits to the nursery can be made via appointment by contacting Kathy Bridges, Landscape Manager, at 864-656-2458 or email@example.com.
The nursery also plays host to the Garden's Semiannual Plant Sales. The South Carolina Botanical Garden holds two plant sales each year. The Spring Plant Sale typically takes place in early April, with a privatesale for the Friends of the Garden occurring on a Friday afternoon and a public sale taking place the next day on Saturday morning. There is also typically a Second Chance Sale in the spring, which usually takes place on a Saturday morning in late April. The Fall Plant Sale, which typically occurs in September or October, follows a similar format, with a private sale on a Friday afternoon and a public sale the next day on Saturday morning. All sales are held in the nursery section of the SCBG, which is located at 154 Lacecap Loop off of Perimeter Road in Clemson, South Carolina. Friends membership applications will be available at the gate during the sales.
Plant sale and nursery volunteers and garden staff work very hard preparing for the event. A large selection and variety of plant material are always available, such as summer annuals, naturally-grown vegetable transplants and herbs, bog plants, perennials, ferns, shrubs, grasses, trees and fruits. Many hard-to-find native plants are offered, as well. The majority of the plant material at the sales is produced in the nursery, and many selections are propagated from the SCBG plant collection. Also, the Upstate Daylily Society has offered prize-winning Hemerocallis selections at these plant sales, stocking the popular Collector’s Corner with rare plants available in limited quantities.
SCBG staff, Master Gardeners and Clemson Horticulture faculty are always on hand at the plant sales to assist with the selection of plants for your home landscape. A catalog of plant material will be available online at www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/ several weeks before the sale. Print catalogs will also be available at the gate. Plant sales are major fundraising events for the SCBG, and all profits support operations and enhancements in the garden. For additional information, please contact Kathy Bridges, Landscape Manager, at 864-656-2458, firstname.lastname@example.org.