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Plantapalooza in Athens offers sales, tours

POSTED: April 12, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Gardeners can journey April 14  to Athens to attend Plantapalooza at the State Botanical Garden, the UGA Horticulture Club and The Trial Gardens at UGA.

A wide array of garden plants that thrive in the Southeast will be available at each location from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., along with horticulturists, volunteers and Master Gardeners to help with plant selections. Admission is free.

The Trial Gardens at UGA grows and tests the newest annuals and perennials from plant breeders throughout the world and will offer unique plants that are difficult to find anywhere else in the state.

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia (botgarden.uga.edu), headquarters of the Georgia Gold Medal Plant Program, will have Gold Medal plants noted among its broad selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables and more. The sale also will offer many native plants grown at the State Botanical Garden.

The UGA Horticulture Club will be selling a wide range of garden and landscape plants near the intersection of Riverbend Road and College Station Road. Profits from all sales fund projects for students in the horticulture program.

Directions and information about participating retailers are available at ugatrialgardens.com.


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