Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale
This Spring the Maplewood Garden Club will hold its 85th Annual Plant Sale at the Maplewood Community Pool on May 5, 6, and 7. Known around the state as the best plant sale of the year, MGC members have been hard at work for months planting, propagating, potting-up, ordering, planning and organizing for the return of their Grand Scale Sale.
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. The funds raised enable us to generate the resources that support the ongoing projects and activities donated to the Township, some of which include: Scholarships to Columbia High School Seniors, Rutgers University Students, and Township employees for continuing education programs at Rutgers University; the Dickens Village Conservatory; the Durand-Hedden herb garden; the Hilton Rain Garden; Maplewood Library book donations; Maplewood Township greenhouses; the Memorial Garden behind Town Hall; holiday decorations at the railroad station and on various municipal buildings; and numerous gardens around town.
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.
Maplewood Community Pool
187 Boyden Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Thursday, May 5, 8am – 8pm
Friday, May 6, 8am – 8pm
Saturday, May 7, 8am – 4pm