Over 13,000 perennial plants will be available for purchase, with prices running from one to ten dollars for bulbs, native plants, grasses, ground covers, perennial flowers, fruits, herbs, and ground covers. Trees, large shrubs, and butterfly garden kits will also be available for $12-$25.
“For over 20 years these dedicated volunteers have planned and prepared, dug and potted thousands of beautiful perennials for this, their only fundraiser every year. Then they generously use the proceeds to support the many educational activities and community projects they do with the UW-Extension in Milwaukee County,” said UW-Extension Milwaukee County Consumer Horticulture Agent Sharon Morrisey.
All plants are Wisconsin grown. Every plant will be displayed with pictures and plant information, so that buyers can make the best selections for their needs. Over 120 Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to answer your plant questions.
As sale day nears, the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener Program (SEWMG) Facebook page will list available plants. Donated plants are limited to only a few gardens that were carefully screened over the last year for jumping worms. No worms or signs of worms have been found in any of these gardens. Two local nursery growers have generously provided additional plants for the sale.
Admission is free, but State Fair Park does charge for parking. Cash and checks will be accepted for payment, but credit cards will not. An ATM will be on the grounds for cash withdrawals.
Come early for the best selections!
Master Gardener Volunteer Program
The Milwaukee County UW-Extension Master Gardener Program provides horticulture information to the community through trained individuals -Master Gardener Volunteers- who in turn donate their time in educating the public about gardening and the environment. The Milwaukee County UW-Extension Master Gardener Program has been providing education throughout metro Milwaukee for over 40 years.
UW-Extension offers timely access to University research and knowledge through educational colleagues in 72 county offices, on five 4-year campuses and within three tribal nations, offering educational programs that address the important issues of individuals, families, businesses and communities. Find out more about UW-Extension Milwaukee County at Milwaukee.uwex.edu.