2013 Master Gardener Plant Sale
|Plant Sale Dates
Sat., May 4 8am – 5pm
Sun, May 5 10am – 3pm
|Center for Urban Horticulture
3502 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105
|Plants for gardens and groceries, ornaments, advice|
|Preview Party & Sale
Fri., May 3 5:30 – 8pm
Note: This page is archived and will not be further updated after sale.
Come to the Master Gardener Plant Sale and fill your gardens with a bevy of beautiful plants, vegetables and herbs.
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 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105).
Don’t miss the Preview Party & Sale on Friday, May 3, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Shop ahead of the crowds while you taste fresh creations from local caterers. Vote for your favorite and cheer on Ciscoe Morris as he bestows the Golden Brussels Sprouts Award. See all the details and get your ticket today.
Plants on Sale. You are sure to find a huge selection of veggies and herbs, 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 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. Inside NHS Hall, a variety of local gardening organizations will have booths to tell you about how they are involved in the local garden community. Plan to take a break, have a cup of coffee at Café Botanica and browse these informational displays during the sale.
Preview Party. For those who want to grab the first pick of plants, there will be a Preview Party on Friday, May 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at CUH. Ciscoe Morris and other celebrities will bestow awards on the best appetizers provided by local celebrity chefs for this event. Armed with wine and food, browse the plant selections and shop early. Tickets are now on sale for $35.00. Check the Preview Party page to purchase tickets and reserve your spot for this fun event.
Raffle. Tickets are now on sale to win a cool $1000 cash. Contact Judy Porterfield if you are interested in supporting the Master Gardener Foundation of King County by purchasing a $2 ticket for a chance to win $1000. The drawing for the winner will be Sunday at 2pm, and you do not have to be present to win.
Sponsors for the Master Gardener Plant Sale. Master Gardeners of King County are very grateful to Cedar Grove Composting for providing compost for MG use in potting plants for this sale and for additional compost available for sale at the event. MGs are thankful for additional support from Longview Paper and Packaging, Swanson’s Nursery and Costco by providing us with boxes for our customers’ use during the sale. Thank you to Chateau St. Michelle Winery for helping to underwrite the wine for our Preview Party. The support of these sponsors help make this sale a successful venture for the Foundation and the Master Gardener programs it enables.
This plant sale is a tradition for the King County Master Gardeners, who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the WSU Master Gardener Program. All proceeds from this sale go to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County which supports all the Master Gardener programs in the county.
Come join the fun and get started on your great garden and groceries for the 2013 growing season. Print out our poster to put in your favorite coffee shop, store or other hangout and help get the word out.
More information for Master Gardeners interested in volunteering to work at the plant sale can be found in the Member Area.