South Carolina Botanical Garden fall plant sale is this weekend
CLEMSON — The South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale will be 2-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The Friday sale will be open just to members of Friends of the Garden. Memberships are available at gate or skip the line and join online at https://cualumni.clemson.edu/give/scbg. The Saturday sale will be open to the public.
All sales will be held in the nursery section of the Botanical Garden, located at 154 Lacecap Loop.
Renowned author Richard Porcher will be signing his book, “A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina,” during both days of the plant sale. Others participating in the sale include the Upstate Daylily Society with a great selection of daylilies; Anderson County Beekeepers Association with information on all things bee; Clemson Organics Recovery selling compost; the Senn family with their plant enhancer Senn-sational Seaumic; and Carolina Yards, a part of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service, with information on watering practices for lawns. They also will have rain barrels for sale. On Saturday, there will be face painting and pumpkins for all to color.
The plant sale will feature trees, shrubs, fruits and berries, grasses, bog plants, perennials, ferns, tropical plants and orchids prepared by garden volunteers and staff. Many native plants and landscape plants will be available for purchase.
“Our semi-annual plant sales each fall and spring are a major source of revenue for the South Carolina Botanical Garden,” said Misty Shealy, nursery manager of the garden. “Proceeds are used for special projects that would not be possible without income generated by the plant sales.”
Shealy also said the sale is an excellent educational opportunity for everyone interested in gardening. Garden staff, master gardeners and Clemson horticulture faculty will be available on both sale dates to assist with selection of plants. A catalog of plant material is available at http://bit.ly/SCBG_2019FallPlantSale. The catalog also will be available at the gate.