FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale at the Arboretum THIS SATURDAY

by Michele Costanza

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. If you’re the green-thumb type, then get your dose of Vitamin D at the Arboretum THIS SATURDAY where they’re hosting Seattle’s best plant sale. Browse a huge variety of plants from dozens of nurseries, and know that the proceeds benefit our Arboretum, which is GORGEOUS this time of year.

Remember, admission and parking are FREE! Check out the details in the press release below:

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Seattle, WA — Building 30 at Magnuson Park—the regular venue for

FlorAbundance—is still under renovation, so for the second year in a row, the

Arboretum Foundation will be hosting its annual spring plant sale extravaganza

at the Graham Visitors Center, in Washington Park Arboretum.

Please join us on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April

28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the region’s largest and best plant sale, and help

support the Foundation’s mission. Your purchases help us to care for our

fabulous Arboretum.

As always, dozens of specialty nurseries will be on-hand

selling a wonderful selection of locally grown trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals,

and edibles.

Easy parking & handy shuttle service: Last year’s event, which harkened back

to our Arboretum-based plant sales of old, was a great success. Our shoppers

and vendors loved the beautiful outdoor setting. Parking was plentiful on

Arboretum Drive and traffic was light. And our customer shuttle service looping

south along the drive and back to the Visitors Center via Lake Washington

Boulevard worked like a charm.

More vendors: This year’s event will be even better! We’re adding more vendors

to diversify the plant offerings, and welcoming back some popular nurseries who

have missed out on more recent sales.

Enhanced selection of edibles: “FlorAbundance is famous for its strong

representation of specialty growers of ornamentals,” says volunteer event co-

chair and plantsman Bob Lilly. “This year, in addition to ornamentals, we will

have a stronger focus on edible plants. Vashon-based Langley Fine Gardens will

of course be there, selling the best selection of vegetable starts around, including

heirloom tomatoes; but we will also have lots of tasty herbs, berries, and edible

flowers for sale.”

See a full list of featured vendors on the FlorAbundance event page of the

Arboretum Foundation website, www.arboretumfoundation.org.

For more information about the sale, call 206-325-4510.

Free parking and admission! All sales benefit the maintenance and
environmental education programs at Washington Park Arboretum.

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