Five Plant Sales to Get Your Garden Growing

Here are some opportunities to pick up seedlings and leafy greens from growers around the state.

The sun is out and the soil is warm. Head to your favorite local nursery or check out some of the best plant sales in the state to get your garden growing:


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: May 19–20. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. City Farm, 168 West Clifford St., Providence,


Newport in Bloom Plant Sale 

The Dirt: Come for herbs, perennials, annuals and hanging baskets. Proceeds sustain the Newport beautification programs.

The Details: May 19. 9 a.m.-noon. Elks Club, 141 Pelham Ave., Newport, 


Charlestown Community Garden Plant Swap 

The Dirt: Bring your extra bulbs, perennials, houseplants, flower and vegetable seedlings to trade or just come empty-handed and leave with new plant varieties.

The Details: May 19. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Charlestown Community Garden, Ninigret Park, 5 Park Ln., Charlestown, 


Grove St. Co. Annual Plant Sale

The Dirt: Choose from a bounty of produce including tomatoes, peppers and other veggies or choose from a selection of herbs and flowers.

The Details: May 12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hope and Thyme, 1577 Westminster St., Providence,


Spring Plant Sale and Fundraiser 

The Dirt: Get your vegetable starter plants, perennials or annual flowers to up your garden game. All plants are locally grown in organic potting soil. Proceeds benefit Westbay Farm, which grows fresh produce for the Marketplace food pantry.

The Details: May 26. 3-5:30 p.m. Westbay Farm, 1351 Centerville Rd., Warwick,   



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