Spring Flower Fair 2017

The Ultimate Plant Sale
May 12, 13, 14

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Ask the Experts

Rutgers Gardens woul like to thank the plant experts who have volunteered to help at this years sale.

Ilonka Angalet, NJ American Society of Landscape Architects Heidi Hesselein, PLeasant Run Nursery
Jamie Collins, Cedar Line Design, Rutgers Gardens Intern 1994 Marion Jordan
Phil Dewitler, Rutgers Gardens Intern, 2010 Carol Long, Winterthur Museum and Garden
Rosalind Doremus, Pleasant Run Nursery Bob Lyons, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Derron Dover Tom Purtell, Bartlett Tree Experts
Julia Lo Ehrardt, Tyler Arboretum Stephen Schuckman, First Mountain Arboriculture
Nicki Graf, Rutgers Floriculture Greenhouses Peter Zale, Longwood Gardens
Ira Grasgreen, Eason Horticulture  

Please bring your own garden cart. No Dogs allowed in the sales area please.

The Ultimate Plant Sale! May 12, 13 and 14. The sale is on rain or shine. Come out to support the Gardens and our Student Internship Program.

The Spring Flower Fair is a garden plant sale that provides you with the opportunity to purchase everyone's favorite varieties, as well as unique and/or difficult-to-find plants that will enhance your garden with flower, form or food.  This year we increased the selection of those hard-to-find plants, but also focused upon those plants that will provide solutions to difficult sites in your garden! 

Your purchase directly benefits the Rutgers Gardens Student Internship Program, which will provide hands-on educational experience for over 12 students this coming summer.  Rutgers Gardens is entirely self-supporting, and your support is greatly needed and appreciated! 


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Members Only Preview Sale and Reception - Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The sale is open to all members and special guests. Avoid the weekend crowds while you have a glass of wine, and be the first to select and purchase your plants.

General Information about the sale

The Spring Flower Fair is organized by the Rutgers Gardens staff along with help from various plant experts and many dedicated volunteers. The sale is located at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion in the Gardens. MasterCard and Visa, along with checks and cash, are accepted.

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2017 Schedule of Events

Spring Flower Fair Herb and Vegetable Sale Highlights Class: April 27 at 7:00pm
Join us for this two-part preview talk about the vegetable and herb plants that will be available at this year’s plant sale. The first hour will focus on the wide array of vegetables, including unusual crops and popular tomato varieties. For the second hour, join Gardens’ volunteer Caren White to get a sneak-peek at our large selection of herbs. From culinary to aromatic, medicinal to ornamental, Caren will share tips about growing conditions and uses of some of our most popular herbs, as well as information about some of the new varieties you will see this year.
If you are not a current Rutgers Gardens member please register and pay the $10.00 fee.
Rutgers Gardens Members: Free please RSVP to Mary Ann Schrum
Location: Holly House

Spring Flower Fair Plant Sale Highlights Class: May 4 at 7:00pm
Join the Director, Bruce Crawford, to get a preview of some of the plants that will be available at this year's sale. Learn about the growing conditions and uses of some of our most popular plants, as well as the rare and unusual. $10 per person - Members are free.
If you are not a current Rutgers Gardens member please register and pay the $10.00 fee.
Rutgers Gardens Members: Free please RSVP to Mary Ann Schrum
Location: Holly House

Thursday, May 11 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Flower Fair Preview Sale and Rare Plant Auction - Members and Special guests only. Must join or renew by May 1, 2017. Invitations will be emailed and RSVP is necessary to attend.

Friday, May 12 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - TIME CHANGE
Sale open to the general public.

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sale open to the general public.

Sunday, May 14 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sale open to the general public.
Mothers Day Special
Bring Mom to the Gardens between
12 and 2 pm to plant a succulent terrarium.

Rutgers Gardens would like to thank the following business for supporting oyr volunteers during the sale.

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2017 Plant Material -

Please check back, as list is regularly updated .

Please know that while there is a large volume of plant material we can not guarantee that things will not sell out before Sunday.