HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Due to heavy rain, the Huntsville Botanical Garden has suspended the Fall Plant Sale for the day. The plant sale will resume on Monday, October 13, from 9AM to 1PM. Admission is free for the plant sale area.
“People always think spring and summer is the best time to see the Garden but fall is fabulous and we have so much growing on,” said Carol Casey, Director of Marketing. “In addition to Fall Plant Sale, we still have the Scarecrow Trail open and weekend hayrides through the end of October and BOOtanica, a special Halloween festival for the kids with creepy critters, a costume parade, music, crafts and fun, is coming up October 25. It’s the perfect season to fall in love with the Garden.”
This year’s theme for the Fall Plant Sale is “Planting Roots for A Bright Tomorrow.” All plants selected for the sale will be native varieties or plants well suited for Zone 7. The sale will feature a number of “Blue Ribbon” plants that are time-tested and proven to grow well in north Alabama.
Along with the plant sale, landscape designers, local Master Gardeners and Huntsville Botanical Garden’s own Harvey Cotten will be present to answer questions and assist patrons with plant selection. The Master Gardeners of North Alabama will conduct free soil pH testing during sale hours. Drop off your soil sample and they’ll test it while you shop.
They will also offer a “park a plant” option which will keep your selections secure until you are ready to check out. When you’ve finished shopping, all you need to do is pull your car up and they’ll load your plants for you. It can’t get any easier than that.