Arboretum announces open house, plant sale
RIDGELY — Adkins Arboretum announces its spring open house and native plant sale weekend, April 27-29. The sale benefits the Arboretum’s education programs and affords the public an opportunity to learn about the Delmarva’s native plants and their connection to a healthy Chesapeake Bay.
The open house weekend kicks off on Friday, April 27, with shopping hours beginning at 10 a.m. Chris Pax, lead designer for the Arboretum’s Native Landscape Design Center, will offer “Featured Native Plants,” a free program to help identify ideal plants for specific spots in your landscape, at 3 p.m. The public is invited from 4 to 6 p.m. for light fare, music, a cash wine and beer bar, a silent auction and shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere.
Plant sales continue Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. Pre-sale orders may be placed at adkinsarboretum.org through April 8. Simply place your order, and your plants will be ready for pick-up during the open house weekend. Following the open house, plants will be for sale at the Visitor’s Center throughout the growing season.
The Arboretum is a participating nursery in the Marylanders Plant Trees native tree discount program. For any native tree valued at $50 or more, shoppers will receive a $25 discount. Some of the special larger trees available for this discount include maple, birch, dogwood and holly.
The Arboretum gift shop will be open during the open house weekend and will offer books and natureinspired gifts for gardeners. Members, including those who join during the open house, receive a 10 percent discount on plant, gift shop and book purchases. Members at the Contributor ($100) level and above receive a 20 percent discount on plants.
For more information, call 410-634-2847, extension 0, or visit adkinsarboretum. org.