In perfect time for prime planting season, the annual Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant sale is returning in May. Get ready to get your hands dirty.
The action will take place at the garden’s Cherry esplanade, where thousands of plants will be up for purchase in what is billed as the “largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area.”
In addition to the sale, the annual event offers talks and lectures to fuel your horticultural enthusiasm. Among the topics covered this year will be growing herbs, designing with annuals and choosing shrubs and perennials for sun and shade.
The sale is a benefit for the Botanic Garden and visitors must pay admission to attend the sale. But in return, they will get a coupon for a free return visit to the garden. General admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and free for children under 12.
The members-only preview will take place on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. On May 9, the sale will open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information on the sale and the lectures being offered, click here.
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