Plant Sale

 

84th Annual
Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale
May 2021

This May marked the 84th anniversary of the Maplewood Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, known around the state as the best plant sale of the year.  After holding an abbreviated version last year, MGC Club members were hard at work for months planting, propagating, potting-up, ordering, planning and organizing for the return of their Grand Scale Sale, albeit with some modifications.

The annual plant sale is the only fundraiser held by MGC each year and it is intended to offer exceptional plant material, often unusual or rare and below market prices to the gardening community. There were thousands of perennials, woodland plants, herbs, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, berry bushes, shrubs, colorful annuals, hanging baskets, member-grown plants and houseplants available for purchase. 

The Club has long term relationships with some of the best growers in the country and, under the guidance of expert and master gardeners, dedicated volunteers begin potting-up bare root perennials mid-winter to grow them on for the sale, nurturing them in the MGC nursery garden cold frames and municipal greenhouses. Vegetables, herbs, annuals and hanging baskets are purchased from local growers and delivered directly to the sale site, ensuring the highest quality plant material. Specialty annuals and tender perennials are propagated by Club members adding hard to find varieties not often seen. Friendly and knowledgeable Club members are on hand to give help and advice. Many of the 170 Club members participate in the effort to bring this notable event to the public.

The pictures below show the Before, During and After overheads of the Plant Sale. You can see from this series the Sale was a huge success.

Keeping in mind that COVID-19 is still a concern, MGC took all necessary precautions during the sale.

To see a couple of short videos of our Plant Sale taken by our Ace Drone Pilot, Bill Kohlman, go to the following YouTube link: