Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Announces Day of Native Plant Sales & Education

Stamford, CT – May 3, 2019 – Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and its UConn Extension Master Gardeners will co-host an extraordinary one-day sale of native perennials, shrubs, herbs and vegetables. This public sale will take place Saturday, May 11, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Bartlett Arboretum.

High-quality (and affordable) shrubs, flowers, ferns, vines and grasses will be available for sale to transform home gardens into colorful, welcoming environments that attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Visitors will also find exciting aromatic and culinary herbs and exceptional varieties of fruits and vegetables, along with a selection of Bartlett “Heritage Heirloom Trees”.

Master Gardeners will be on hand throughout the day to guide and educate gardeners, helping them find plants for their specific needs, whether sun, shade, woodlands or wetlands. The featured perennials and shrubs are almost all native to Connecticut and the Northeast. They have been carefully selected to benefit the local ecosystem, while still offering an enormous variety of attractive choices.

The “Bart Boutique” - filled with flower-themed and garden items, new, antique and gently-used - may appeal to even the non-gardener. Select house plants and Mother’s Day gifts will also be available. The Yama Ki Bonsai Society will have a booth selling bonsai plants and Local Troop 11, Crew 9 Boy Scouts will be selling hotdogs, chips, and soda.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens members will enjoy a 10% discount and an ‘early bird’ 9 am – 10 am entrance. Information about joining and an inventory of the 2019 plants can be found on the website:   www.bartlettarboretum.org

UConn Extension Program for Master Gardeners:

The UConn Extension Program for Master Gardeners maintains a teaching location at the Bartlett. Master Gardeners volunteer there to care for the gardens and act as public educators. A free, on-site, Master Gardener Plant Clinic provides advice to home gardeners from May through September.  For information about the Master Gardener program: https://mastergardener.uconn.edu/