Next Week: Plant Feeding Frenzy at BBG

Next week is the annual Plant Sale at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the largest on the East Coast. The Brooklyn Compost Project will also be on hand, selling compost bins and providing information about how to compost.

I've already bought waaaay too many plants this season, but I'm still planning to buddy up with a neighbor and be there for the Members-Only Preview portion of the sale. Part of the experience is just rubbing elbows with a couple hundred fellow plant-o-philes, ranging in knowledge and expertise from seedling to Ent. And I'll pick up a few additions as well, I'm sure. I'm taking the week off to devote to gardening and catching up with my Spring cleanup chores.

Members-Only Preview Sale
Tuesday, May 6 | 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Admission with BBG membership card only.

Open to the public
Wednesday, May 7 (9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.)
Thursday, May 8 (9:00 a.m.– Noon)

Admission to Garden & Plant Sale
Members: free
Adults: $8.00
Seniors (65 and over): $4.00
Students with ID: $4.00
Children under 12 accompanied by an adult: free

Note that, with each paid admission, visitors will receive a coupon for free-admission to use on a return visit to the Garden.

Special 50¢ Plants for Children
Conveniently located adjacent to the Children's Garden. School classes may enter at 900 Washington Avenue or at the Flatbush Avenue gate. An ideal introduction to BBG's Children's Garden program. School groups are not permitted in main sale area. Admission is free for school classes.


What do you sell?
Every kind of plant, both for indoors and outdoors: annuals, perennials, small trees and shrubs, roses, herbs, vegetables, all kinds of tomatoes (including many Heritage varieties), houseplants, orchids, hanging baskets…and more. Plants are the best quality at the best prices: unusually choice specimens, many rare varieties and native plants, handpicked and selected.

Will you have X (naming a specific plant)?
YES, we will have that or something very similar to it. Come to the sale, you'll be sure to find what you want. There will be a huge selection, largest on the East Coast, better than a catalog because what you see is what you get.

Are all your plants grown at BBG?
All our plants are specially grown for the sale by selected growers, most of them local. [Short answer: No.]

Will there be lots to choose from on Wednesday and Thursday?
YES! There will be thousands of first-rate plants. There will also be free special events throughout both days of the sale—lectures and demonstrations (details above).

How can I get my plants home?
There will be a free checkroom where you can leave plants overnight and pick them up the next day.

Can I bring my own cart?
Yes, please do. [Done!]

Tell me about the Member-Only Plant Sale Preview.
Only members will be allowed in. You can join the Garden on the spot (annual membership starts at $40) to attend the Plant Sale Preview.


Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love the idea of the Children's Plant Sale. That is extremely cool.

Martha Garvey said...

Oh, man...must...resist...can't...resist...We went to BBG to see the cherry blossoms, and we were high on plants by the end of the visit.

Brenda from Flatbush said...

I just did a post on the yearly insanity. Dumbest purchase: 2 delphiniums. (Delphiniums hate me.) Thing I never got before: bamboo. What'd you buy?