The timing could not be better … a pre-Mother’s Day plant sale and auction that supports scholarships for horticulture students all courtesy of The Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) this Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon.
Doors open for previews: 5:30 pm
Plant sale starts at 7:00 pm.
Pick out shrubs, bulbs, wildflowers, perennials … all donated by CHS members. Prices range from 50 cents to $5.
Auction begins at 7:15 pm.
CHS raises scholarship funds mainly through its spring and fall plant auctions. Since 1959 this fund has awarded about $150,000. Students in horticulture programs at the University of Connecticut and Naugatuck Valley Community College apply for these scholarships.
It’s a win-win all around. Mom receives plants grown in other Connecticut gardens and the proceeds of your purchase go to furthering horticultural knowledge and education.
If not for a prior family commitment you’d have to elbow me out of the way for the best deals! If you cannot make it to the sale, consider a monetary donation to the CHS Scholarship Fund. Visit www.cthort.org or call 860-529-8713.
Garden thoughtfully … and enjoy the sale and auction.
Photo courtesy of Colleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Communications, Connecticut Horticultural Society