2014 Master Gardener Plant Sale
|Plant Sale Dates
Sat., May 3 8am – 5pm
Sun, May 4 10am – 3pm
|Center for Urban Horticulture
3502 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105
|Plants for gardens and groceries, vendors, ornaments, and advice
|Preview Party. Buy tickets by May 1.
Fri., May 2 5:30 – 8pm
|By Design – FREE design consultations
|Can Volunteer to help or provide plants
|Sponsors who help make this event possible
Save the Date! for the Master Gardener Plant Sale and fill your gardens with a bevy of beautiful plants, vegetables and herbs. Stay up-to-date, visit What’s Happening at the Plant Sale!
Take advantage of the huge variety of tomatoes, herbs and veggie starts to start your very own grocery garden this season. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105).
Read more below.
Download a Plant Sale poster to post in your community.
Preview Party. For those who want to start the sale early and grab the first pick of plants, there will be a Preview Party on Friday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at CUH. Armed with wine and food, you may browse the plant selections and shop early. Plan to bring you family and friends!
By Design: Ideas, Plans & Plants. FREE 20-minute consultation with Master Gardener professional garden designers during the sale. Look for the By Design booth to sign up during the sale days. Sign up early to reserve a time by calling 206-685-5104. Bring your ideas, photos, and sketches to make the most of this experience. Other MGs will be on site to answer all your gardening questions.
Buy a $2 raffle ticket for a chance to pocket cash. First prize, $750. Second prize, $250. Get one or more raffle tickets by contacting your favorite King County Master Gardener, or plan to purchase a ticket at the sale at the Information Booth. Only 2500 tickets are available for sale. Winners will be announced Sunday during the Plant Sale. You do not have to be present to win. Remember that all proceeds from the raffle tickets and the plant sale go to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County which supports all the Master Gardener programs in the county.
Plants on Sale. You are sure to find a huge selection of veggies and herbs, see the catalog, and, most importantly, tomato plants. The sale will include plants for summer vegetable gardens as well. Look for the Master Gardeners to answer your questions as you browse the plants.
If you are interested in garden plants other than veggies, then this is the sale for you. Master Gardeners have been propagating and potting plants since last fall to ensure that you have a huge selection of perennials, ornamentals including trees and shrubs, and natives. A number of local vendors will join this sale to provide their own specialty products including plants and garden display items that will provide the perfect focal point for your garden. See more Plant Sale details here.
Questions about Plants? The Master Gardeners will have their own booth and the MG Diagnosticians will be on hand to answer your plant questions.
Want to volunteer or just be involved? Check out our Master Gardener Volunteer Page.
The Foundation would like to acknowledge with gratitude the individuals and companies who, by their contributions of in-kind support, donations and underwritten expenses, help to make this Plant Sale a success. Please remember to thank all our sponsors with your patronage.
Wine for the Preview Party has been generously underwritten by Chateau Ste Michelle.
Culinary expertise and food for the Preview Party’s Hors D’oeuvres Challenge has been generously provided in full by the following caterers:
· Ben Jablonsky from Pyramid Catering
· Brandon S. LaVielle from Emerald Cove Catering
· Karen Binkhorst from Home Meals With Karen
Compost for the Potting Party and Master Gardener provided plants was underwritten by Cedar Grove. Boxes for the Plant Sale have been provided by Kapstone Container and Swansons Nursery.
The Foundation has also received donations from the following sponsors for this event.
- Fred Meyer
- Papa Johns Pizza – Federal Way
- Sam’s Club
The Plant Sale is a tradition for the King County Master Gardeners, who are celebrating the 41st anniversary of the WSU Master Gardener Program and the 100th anniversary of WSU Extension. All proceeds from this sale go to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County which is the main financial support for the Master Gardener program in King County.
Come join the fun and get started on your great garden and groceries for the 2014 growing season.
More information for Master Gardeners interested in volunteering to work at the plant sale can be found in the Member Area.