Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the highly anticipated Spring Market and Plant Sale at Viles Arboretum in Augusta, Maine. This annual event draws gardening enthusiasts from all over the state, eager to stock up on a wide variety of plants and locally made products to support a good cause.
The Viles Arboretum Spring Market and Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The sale will be held on the arboretum's grounds, located at 153 Hospital Street in Augusta. Visitors will have access to an impressive selection of plants, including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs, and trees. This year we will be expanding this event to include a "Spring Market" which will provide an expanded selection of locally crafted art, foods, gardening supplies and more.
Those who have pre-ordered American Chestnut seedlings will be able to pick up their trees at this event. If we have extra seedlings they will be available to purchase at the event, however, they usually sell out fast. If you want to ensure you will be able to secure one of these incredible trees be sure to order ahead of time by following this link: American Chestnut Seedling Presale
In addition to being a great opportunity to add some new plants to your collection, the Viles Arboretum plant sale is also a chance to support a worthy cause. All proceeds from table rentals go towards maintaining and expanding the arboretum's gardens and programs. The Viles Arboretum is a non-profit organization that relies on the support of its community to continue its mission of promoting environmental stewardship and education.
Visitors to the plant sale can also take advantage of the opportunity to explore the arboretum's 224-acre grounds. The arboretum features a diverse collection of trees and plants, as well as walking trails, ponds, and wildlife habitats. It's a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon and connect with nature.
The Viles Arboretum plant sale is always a popular event, so be sure to arrive early for the best selection. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with loading plants into your vehicle, and there will be food and drinks available for purchase to keep you fueled up throughout the day.
In conclusion, mark your calendars for May 20th and don't miss out on the Viles Arboretum Spring Market and Plant Sale. You'll be able to find a wide variety of plants to suit your gardening needs, while also supporting an organization dedicated to environmental education and conservation. See you there!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event follow this link: Spring Market and Plant Sale Vendor registration