SC Botanical Garden fall plant sale set for Oct. 7-8


Visitors to the South Carolina Botanical Garden can see the Hunt Cabin, which was restored and eventually placed on the grounds of the Botanical Garden. The cabin originally was built around 1826 by Charles Hunt Jr.


Photo courtesy of Clemson University

CLEMSON — The South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8.

The Friday sale will be open to members of Friends of the Garden, (memberships available at gate). 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.

Garden volunteers and staff have prepared a large variety of gardening materials for sale, including trees, shrubs, fruits and berries, grasses, bog plants, perennials, ferns, tropical plants and orchids. Many native plants and landscape plants grown from the garden plant collection will be available for purchase.

The Children’s Garden will be offering chrysanthemums and pansies. New offerings for this sale are in the Southwestern Corner featuring plants that are heat- and drought-tolerant and tropical orchids from the garden’s collection.

Jeanne Briggs, nursery manager of the garden, said the sale is an excellent educational opportunity for everyone interested in gardening. Horticulturists will be present to answer questions about the many hard-to-find plants available.

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 will be available online at the garden website before the sale. The catalog also will be available at the gate.

For information, contact Briggs at 864-656-3405, jeanneb@clemson.edu or scbgnursery@clemson.edu.

Visitors to the South Carolina Botanical Garden can see the Hunt Cabin, which was restored and eventually placed on the grounds of the Botanical Garden. The cabin originally was built around 1826 by Charles Hunt Jr.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_cuplantsale.jpgVisitors to the South Carolina Botanical Garden can see the Hunt Cabin, which was restored and eventually placed on the grounds of the Botanical Garden. The cabin originally was built around 1826 by Charles Hunt Jr. Photo courtesy of Clemson University

This story courtesy of Clemson University.

This story courtesy of Clemson University.

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