Master Gardener Plant Sale

When

Plant Sale Dates
Fri., May 4 4pm – 8pm
Sat., May 5 9am – 5pm


Where

Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105


What

Plants for gardens and tomatoes & edibles, local vendors, ornaments, and advice


and …

Private Garden Gale Fundraiser Party.
Fri., May 4 5:30 – 8pm (Ticket needed)


and …

 

Great Plant Picks
& Ask-a-Master-Gardener booths

and

SPONSORS who help make this event possible.

You

Volunteer to help at the sale.

Parking information for volunteers.


Master Gardener Plant Sale
Come to our CUH Master Gardener plant sale. Discover how best to Garden Big in Small Spaces. FREE entry & FREE parking!

  • WHEN: Friday, May 4 (4PM-8PM) and Saturday, May 5 (9AM-5PM
  • WHERE: UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle

Download a poster for the sale.

Here’s what you will find at this year’s plant sale:

A huge variety of unusual heirloom perennials, rhododendrons, native plants, veggies & herbs along with the best tomato choices around. These plants are known to grow well in our PNW climate.
Best of all, have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener. Get free and expert plant shopping advice.

Shop early on Friday, May 4, 4:00PM-8:00PM. shop all day Saturday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
Free parking nearby BUT please do NOT park in the neighborhood adjacent to CUH. Help us to be good neighbors.
Over two dozen specialty plant and garden vendors for great Mother’s Day gifts!
Ask-a-Master Gardener information booth to answer your plant questions and diagnose insect and disease problems.
Great Plant Picks booth. Here you learn more about selecting outstanding plants for the maritime Pacific Northwest gardens.

Plan to Party

Plan to attend the Private Garden Gala Fundraiser Party on Friday, May 4 starting at 5:30PM-8PM. Support King County Master Gardeners by buying a ticket to party and shop. Tickets $40.

What you’ll enjoy at this year’s party:

  • Hors d’ouvres, wine, beer
  • Music provided by Kaffeine, local jazz ensemble
  • Garden Gala Prizes, get tickets at the party to win one of these terrific prizes
  • Select plants available for party guests only
  • Guest appearance by Ciscoe Morris, Celebrity Chef Lynn Vea

Proceeds from the Party and the sale support all Master Gardener activities in King County, 37 plant clinics and 14 gardens for public education about sustainable, science-based gardening practices.

What do you want to know? Here are some tips for shopping:

  • Wagons will be available to gather your plants
  • Maps available at entry so you can locate your area of interest or favorite vendor
  • Holding zone so you can continue to shop
  • Loading Zone and Pick Up area available
  • Nearby free parking
  • Accessibility: easy access to vendors
  • Bathrooms available onsite in NHS hall
  • Directions: via car or arrive by bus (Routes 65, 67, 75 and 78 stops nearby)

Download a flyer [PDF, .2Mb] to share or post in your community.

About the Sale

Plants on Sale. This year we are helping you to find plants and plant combinations to fit your small space. Look for special displays in every department, and feel free to ask for help with your special space.

You are sure to find a huge selection of plants:Gardening Big in Small Spaces over 75 varieties of veggie starts, herbs and tomatoes +155 perennials and grasses, and natives and ornamental shrubs and trees.  For the early starters, think of the tomato plantstomatoes . Plan to Ask a Master Gardener how you might create a mix of edibles for container plantings, which ones are best for patios, and to answer any other questions about plants as you browse.

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, ornamental plants including trees and shrubs, and natives.
Great Plant Picks
Great Plant Picks is joining us this year. Be sure to stop at their booth to pick up a poster, ask about their suggestions for your garden space. Great ideas for any Pacific northwest garden can be found at the sale.

A number of local VENDORS will join this sale to provide their own specialty products including unusual plants and garden display items that will provide the perfect focal point for your garden. Watch for a list of vendors so that you can plan your shopping. Look for the sale map available from our Master Gardener greeters.

Questions about Plants? The Master Gardeners will have their own booth and the MG Diagnosticians will be on hand to answer your plant questions. Bring your ideas and questions and get more design ideas as you wander the sale.

Sponsors

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.

We would like to thank Windermere Redmond Real Estate Office for providing a welcoming meeting site for the Plant Sale planning committee meetings.

Garden Gala sponsors include Chateau Ste Michelle who has generously underwritten wine for the event, William Grassie Wine Estates for generously providing wine, Mac and Jack’s Brewery for donating their famous beer and South Seattle College for providing desserts. Karen Binkhorst is once again donating her expertise and award-winning hors d’oeuvres. Pyramid Catering (Chef Ben Jablonsky), Lavish Roots (Chef Brandon S. LaVielle) and Foodz Catering (Chefs Pieter Dijkstra and Jelani Shaw) will join Karen in delighting party goes with tasty treats from their kitchens for the event. And the music at the Party will be provided by Tony Lewis and his band, Kaffeine.

Chateau Ste Michelle

Chateau Ste Michelle

Wm Grassie Wine Estates

Mac and Jack's Brewery

Mac and Jack’s Brewery

At this year’s Garden Gala, tickets for prizes will be available inside the party to all who attend. Please show your support for the Foundation by trading at these businesses who have contributed to this special fund raising opportunity.

Bellevue Nursery

Bellevue Nursery

City People’s

City People's

Issaquah Grange

Issaquah Grange

McLendons Hardware

McLendons Hardware

Molbak’s Garden & Home

Molbak's Garden and Home

Squak Mountain Greenhouses & Nursery

Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery

Swansons Nursery

Wells Medina Nursery

Wells Medina Nursery

West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center

West Seattle Nursery
The Plant Sale is a tradition for the King County Master Gardeners, who are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the WSU Master Gardener Program. Proceeds from the CUH Master Gardener Plant Sale and the Garden Gala go to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County and its support for the 35 Master Gardener clinics and 14 Master Gardener demonstration gardens throughout the county. Help support research-based horticultural education for King County residents offered for free by Master Gardeners.

Come join the fun and get started on your great garden and groceries for the 2018 growing season.

Updated April 21, 2018


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