The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 50th Annual Spring Plant Sale will gather the best of four local nurseries in one location.
The public sale will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Arboretum at 901 South Illinois Avenue (Highway 62) in Oak Ridge.
The “Members Only” sale will be on Friday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at that time for this “early bird” shopping opportunity. Checks and credit cards will be accepted.
Beaver Creek and Riverdale nurseries from Knoxville, Sunlight Gardens from Andersonville, and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a large and varied selection of shrubs, trees, wildflowers, perennials, annuals, and edibles. Two plant propagators from the Chattanooga area will have Japanese maples and a few rare plants at this sale. Additionally, an assortment of donated plants from Society members will be offered.
Brad Greenwood Designs will be returning with botanically themed copper garden ornaments and steel features for the home and yard. Dano’s Hot Dogs from Lenoir City will be offering an expanded sandwich menu along with his famous lemonade.
Retired UT horticulture professor Will Witte, the “Answer Man,” will be on hand to answer your plant questions.
The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society has existed for 52 years as a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the University of Tennessee’s 250-acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Proceeds from this sale and other Society fundraising events go toward the operating expenses and endowment fund for the UT Arboretum. To learn more about the Arboretum Society and the UT Arboretum Endowment Fund, go to http://utarboretum.tennessee.edu/arboretum.htm and www.utarboretumsociety.org.