CLEMSON — It’s almost spring and South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need.

The Spring 2019 Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden is slated for April 5, 6 and 20.

The Spring 2019 Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden is slated for April 5, 6 and 20.
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The Botanical Garden Spring 2019 Plant Sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 6 and 20, for the public. Friends of the Garden memberships will be available at the gate for non-members who want to shop April 5. Friends of the Garden memberships also are available at http://bit.ly/FriendsOfSCBG.

All sales will be held in the nursery section of the Botanical Garden, 154 Lacecap Loop off Perimeter Road in Clemson. A catalog for the Spring 2019 Plant Sale will be available before the sale on this webpage: http://bit.ly/2019SCBGPlantSale.

This year’s sales feature a large selection and variety of plants, 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 will be offered, as well. The majority of the plant material is produced in the nursery, and many selections are propagated from the Botanical Garden’s plant collection. For more information on plant collections, see The Garden’s Gate newsletter.

The Upstate Daylily Society will be at the sales with selections from its collection.

Botanical Garden staff members, Master Gardeners and Clemson horticulture faculty will be on hand to assist with the selection of plants for use in home landscapes. More information is available in the catalog of plants. Print catalogs will be available at the gate.

The spring and fall plant sales are major fundraising events for the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. All profits support operations and enhancements in the Garden. For information, contact Misty Shealy, nursery and greenhouse manager, at 864-656-2458 or mdsheal@clemson.edu.

Something is always happening at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Visit the events calendar, http://bit.ly/SCBG_Events2019, for detailed descriptions about upcoming programs.

Once gardens and lawns are spruced up with plants from the Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale, homeowners can visit the Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center for information to keep these plants alive and well throughout the season.