This year’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant sale starts Tuesday, April 30. The yearly fundraiser takes place on the Cherry Esplanade in Prospect Park and offers the biggest selection of plants in Brooklyn. Opening day is for members only, but if you go early on Wednesday, you will still get your pick because they put out new merchandise. The selection includes vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, and house plants. The sale runs until noon on Thursday, May 2. For more info, check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s web site.
Photo by Rebecca Bullene via Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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