UD Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Highlights Lecture and Plant Auction

February 24, 2010 under CANR News

Get a whiff of spring as University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Director John Frett presents the wonderfully fragrant witchhazels and many of the other plants offered in the Annual Benefit Plant Sale catalog and sale, on Tuesday, March 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in The Commons, Townsend Hall on the UD campus. The evening will also feature a silent auction offering a few plant items not found in the catalog or at the sale. Cash or checks only, no credit cards. Refreshments will be served. The presentation is free for UDBG Friends members and $10 for nonmembers. Check out the Plant Sale Catalog on the UDBG website, http://ag.udel.edu/udbg. UDBG Friends can pre-order plants through Wednesday, April 7, 2010. To enjoy this and other exclusive benefits, join the Friends online, or contact Melinda Zoehrer at (302) 831-0153 or mzoehrer@udel.edu.

The Gardens are open year round to provide ideas and inspiration, or for a quiet stroll. The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens contribute to an understanding of the changing relationships between plants and people through education, research, extension and community support so as to instill an appreciation of plants in the landscape and the natural environment.

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18th Annual University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Benefit Plant Sale Catalog Now Online

February 24, 2010 under CANR News, Events

Tired of snow? Get a dose of spring by checking out the 2010 University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Catalog now on the UDBG website, http://ag.udel.edu/udbg. UDBG Friends can pre-order plants through Wednesday, April 7, 2010. To enjoy this and other exclusive benefits, join the Friends online, or contact Melinda Zoehrer at (302) 831-0153 or mzoehrer@udel.edu. You can browse at the 18th Annual University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Benefit Plant Sale on Friday, April 23, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. behind Townsend Hall, across from the Fischer Greenhouse on the University of Delaware campus (north of the University of Delaware football stadium and adjacent to the Blue Ice Arena.) This year’s featured plants, witchhazels (Hamamelis), are the bookends of winter, some flowering in October, while others erupt into color late January through early April. The fragrance of their flowers compliments the variety of colors – bright yellow, gold, copper and red.  In addition to the witchhazels, the sale presents an opportunity to purchase unusual and difficult-to-find plants, and to learn about the wide variety of exciting and useful plants available beyond the usual palate found at discount garden centers or nurseries.

The Gardens are open year round to provide ideas and inspiration, or for a quiet stroll. The University of Delaware Botanic Gardens contribute to an understanding of the changing relationships between plants and people through education, research, extension and community support so as to instill an appreciation of plants in the landscape and the natural environment.

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