8 Plant Sales To Get Your Garden Growing
Here are some opportunities to pick up seedlings from growers around the state.
The sun is out and the soil is warm enough for summer plants. Head to your favorite local nursery or check out some of the best plant sales in the state over the next two weekends:
Southside Community Land Trust’s Rare and Unusual Plant Sale
The dirt: This annually anticipated sale features more than 20,000 plants in about one hundred varieties of annuals, perennials, fruits and veggies. Proceeds help SCLT’s community programs.
The details: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. City Farm, West Clifford and Dudley streets, Providence, southsidesclt.org
URI’s East Farm Spring Festival
The dirt: You’re encouraged to bring a wagon to tote home greens. Select from thousands of plants, free seeds and native plants. Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions and you can bring soil for pH testing.
The details: Saturday, May 14. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. URI East Farm, 1 East Farm Rd. (Rte. 108), Kingston
Newport Bloom Annual Plant Sale
The dirt: Come for herbs, perennials, annuals and hanging baskets. Proceeds help beautify Newport with flowers.
The details: Saturday, May 14. 9 a.m.-noon. Elks Club, corner of 141 Pelham St. and Bellevue Avenue, Newport, newportinbloom.org
Blackstone Valley Garden Club Sale
The dirt: Veggies, shrubs, hanging planters and herbs for sale, and Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions.
The details: Saturday, May 21. 9 a.m.-noon. Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland.
Gentian Garden Club Spring Plant Sale
The dirt: Herbs, veggies, shrubs and hanging planters.
The details: Saturday, May 21. 9 a.m.-noon. North Scituate Community House, 546 West Greenville Rd., North Scituate.
Charlestown Community Garden Plant Swap!
The dirt: Bring your extra seedlings to trade, or just pick up some of your own.
The details: Saturday, May 21. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Charlestown Community Garden, Ninigret Park, Route 1A, Charlestown, charlestownri.org
Sakonnet Garden Open Day and Plant Sale
The dirt: Tour this beautiful garden, which features meadows and rare plants and is only open to the public a few days a year. Peckham’s Greenhouse will also be there selling perennials.
The details: Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. 510 West Main Rd., Little Compton, sakonnetgarden.org
Plant Sale at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
The dirt: Love tomatoes? You’ll find ten varieties to pick from here, along with rare hot peppers and lots of other green goodness.
The details: Sunday, May 22. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, providenceri.com/botanical-center
And if you're looking to find some like-minded gardeners in Rhode Island, here's a list.