The annual Spring Plant Sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden on April 12-14. CONTRIBUTED

It’s Spring! Plant sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden

HUNTSVILLE – To beautify apartment balconies to large garden plots, the annual Spring Plant Sale at Huntsville Botanical Garden can satisfy gardening needs for all types of projects.

Quality and selection are top priority for the sale at Huntsville Botanical Garden. The sale will include flowering plants, wildflowers, herbs, trees, shrubs, vegetables and native plants. The specimens are hardy and will establish themselves for Summer 2024.

Gardening enthusiasts also will like the access to hard-to-find native plant species and unique new cultivars, all in one convenient place. In addition, the shelves and tables will include plants that the staff tended for collections at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

On April 11, the sale will open as a members-only event from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Individuals can become a member at the sale to enjoy the special membership perk of early shopping.

Hours for the public sale will be April 12, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; April 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and April 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The vast inventory of plants for sale includes everything from trees and shrubs to annual and perennial flowers. Some of the shade-loving flowers are impatiens for hanging baskets or in mass plantings, caladiums, coleus, azaleas, hostas and ferns. Sun-loving flowers include begonias, sunflowers, marigolds, calibrachoas, petunias, Dusty Miller and lantanas.

One of several trees for sale will be the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis). The tree thrives in full sunshine to partial shade, and a specimen can reach 20 to 30 feet in height. The redbud is one of first trees to blossom in early spring with its striking pinkish-purple flowers that dot the Southern landscape.

The redbud has heart-shaped leaves, and the tree boasts vibrant fall foliage in shades of yellow. An ecosystem of bees, butterflies and birds flourishes among the tree’s early flowers and seeds. Professionals at the garden recommend adding a redbud to any green space. (hsvbg.org)

In recent honors, “USA Today” named Huntsville Botanical Garden as the sixth best botanical garden in the United States. “This 118-acre Alabama botanical garden is open year-round and offers a variety of diverse ecosystems for guests of all ages to enjoy and explore. Opened in 1988, the garden includes a seasonal open-air butterfly house, Dogwood Trail, Fern Glade, 13 themed herb gardens and a nature trail with paths through an indigenous lowland forest,” according to “USA Today.”

Huntsville Botanical Garden’s address is 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. For more information, call 256-830-4447, or visit hsvbg.org.

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