Proud Market Plant Sale
Saturday, May 28
rain or shine
8 am until the plants run out!
As always, Proud Market, the Garden Center’s annual plant sale, will take place on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, in the grassy area out front of Warner Castle. This is at least our 28th annual plant sale; no one remembers exactly when it started, or what the name means. But it is believed that “Proud Market” refers to the pride with which sellers offer their special plants.
Don’t miss out on this great plant-buying opportunity - we have 20 vendors with a wide variety of vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees and more. Plants are reasonably priced and this is definitely the place for ‘finds’. Come early because plants sell out fast.
The RCGC table needs your donations! Sales benefit our education program. We need your perennial divisions, extra annuals, etc.
Label your plants, preferably with as much of this information as possible: common name; botanical name; eventual size; sun, soil, & moisture preferences; hardiness; bloom time & color. At a minimum, please note the common name and bloom color.
Michael Hannen has kindly offered his services to pot up plants for the sale. He’ll be on hand for the next few weeks, so if you would like to donate but don’t have time to put plants into containers, bring them to the castle and Michael will do the job. You can drop them off behind the Castle under the iron staircase Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. (Please don’t bring them over the weekend, as they might dry out before we get to them.)
What a guy! Thanks Michael.
RCGC Summer Garden Tour
Gardens of Scottsville and Beyond:
Merging Skill and Style
Saturday, July 9, 2016
This year we couldn’t resist wandering to the south and west of the city, where big is beautiful, small is charming and the art is exceptional. Our adventure takes us through gardens in the town of Chili, the hamlet of Scottsville, and out to the wilds of Oatka Creek. You’ll find plenty to inspire you; two gardens of prominent sculptors, an enormous woodland landscape, a small Williamsburg-style garden, and an abundance of special perennials and hostas are just a few of the highlights of the tour.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit our Summer Garden Tour webpage.