Members' Plant Exchange and Sale
The Associates of the Scott Arboretum invite you to our 19th Annual Members’ Plant Exchange & Sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
A perennial treat, this much-anticipated event is organized by members, for members. Share plants you may have in abundance with other enthusiasts, and shop for new ones that have been proven to not only survive, but thrive in this region. You can never predict what you may find, only that you’ll find something you want.
Both the Exchange and Sale are unique opportunities to experiment with new varieties of plants for your landscape in a low cost, low risk fashion. Find the perfect accent plant for that shady niche, perennials for the border, trees and shrubs for foundation plantings, container plants, and more! As they grow, you’ll find you have an enviable surplus to exchange for new plants for years to come.
All proceeds benefit the Associates of the Scott Arboretum. By participating, you are helping the Arboretum with its mission of getting good plants into the hands of local gardeners – including yourself!
The Exchange - for plant donors (and newly joining members)
- Pick up free pots and labels from the Arboretum to help you get started.
- Check out plant propagation for helpful hints on getting the most new plants out of your landscape.
- Pot up extra perennial divisions, annuals, and woody plants as early as you can in the spring, and bring them to the Exchange during the drop-off periods. Receive one token for every three plants you contribute.
- Review 'The Rules' on the back page of the brochure or online.
- Come to the Exchange and spend your tokens on new plants, generally priced at just one token each.
The Sale – for all Scott members
No plants to contribute? No problem. Once the Exchange ends, well over a thousand plants remain for sale to all. Most are priced at $1, with just a few larger or exceptional woodies somewhat higher.
Not a Member Yet?
Both the Exchange and Sale are open only to Associates of the Scott Arboretum, but you are encouraged to become a member and join in the fun. New (first time) members receive tokens redeemable for three plants at the Exchange. With all of the many other benefits of the Scott Arboretum to enjoy it’s never hard to justify the modest membership fee, but with this Event you could easily recoup your investment in just a few hours! So contact us now to learn how to join.
Volunteer for the days of the Exchange & Sale, in the months beforehand to help prepare, or even add your voice to help shape the Event. We welcome anyone with a passion for plants and people to join us in one of the most satisfying experiences you’ll ever participate in. Learn more about volunteers at the Scott Arboretum.
Looking for a particular plant? Ask plant propagation questions and learn what other gardeners are dividing for the exchange. Visit the Scott Arboretum facebook page.