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Out & About: Plant sales sprouting again this year in the Upper Valley

  • Cathy Turcotte, center, of Brownsville, Vt., gets a few helpful tips about her cabbage plants from Hartland Garden Club members Helen Miller-Shapiro, left, of West Windsor, Vt., and Toni Vendetti, right, of Hartland, Vt., during the Hartland Garden Club Memorial Day plant sale on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Hartland. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Mindy Taber, left, and Corinne Girouard, both of Plainfield, N.H., look over the tomato plants at the Plainfield plant sale on Saturday, May 25, 2019 in Plainfield. The sale benefits the Plainfield Community Church. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Sandra Johnson, of Etna, past president of the Hanover Garden Club and current greenhouse chair, has been putting together hanging baskets that will be sold at the annual Hanover Garden Club plant sale. Due to social distancing guidelines put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, buyers will place their orders ahead of time on the club's website and pick them up from the greenhouse located at Grasse Road in Hanover. (Valley News — Liz Sauchelli)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 5/8/2021 10:00:52 PM
Modified: 5/18/2021 11:09:48 AM

Attention gardeners: It’s time for plant sales.

Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many yearly sales or flowers and greenery to be canceled or scaled back. This year, that appears to be changing. Among the plant sales that have returned is the Newton School Plant Sale in South Strafford, which is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at Murray Field, which is located behind the Creative Preschool on Route 132.

“We’re so excited to have it again, a little taste of normal,” said Kira Campbell, co-president of the Newton School PTA.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the PTA and its programs. In years past, the plant sale was held at the Newton School but the location was changed to Murray Field to allow people to space out more. The Creative Preschool will also hold a bake sale. Musician Emerson Gale and his students will perform. There’s also a raffle.

“It’s generally a good fundraiser for us,” Campbell said. “It’s kind of nice because the whole community gets involved with donations. The gardeners all dig up stuff up and bring it down.”

Plant Sales

Newton School Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon, May 15, Murray Field, behind Creative Preschool on Route 132 in South Strafford. Includes perennials, houseplants and vegetable starts. Bake sale and live music. Rain date is May 22. Masks required.

Plant sale in Hanover: Preorder annuals, vegetables and herbs along with hanging baskets prior to May 14 at Pick up May 14 to 15 at greenhouse on Grasse Road. Perennial sale will take place from June 4 to 5, with details to be announced at

Plant sale in White River Junction: 9 a.m. to noon, May 22, United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Perennials, annuals, houseplants and herbs.

Plant sale in Plainfield: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 22, Under the tent next to the Plainfield Community Church, 1094 Route 12-A. Perennials, annuals, vegetable seedlings and house plants. Wear masks and social distance. Proceeds benefit Plainfield Community Church. or 603-381-5137.

The Utility Club of Lyme Annual Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, May 29, Lyme Green, Route 10. Includes perennials, annual flower and veggie starts – all locally grown – as well  as gardening books and decorative garden items.  All proceeds to the Utility Club Philanthropy Fund.

Woodstock Garden Club Plant Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 29, Norman Williams Pub lic Library, 10 the Green, Wood  stock. Includes hanging baskets, herbs, perennials and garden gift baskets. Rain or shine. 802-457-2295.

Hartland Garden Club Spring Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon, May 29, Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road.

Plant and bake sale in East Corinth: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 29, Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road. Potted plant dona tions accepted May 28. 802-439-5338 or

Plant, Book and Bake Sale in Sharon: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 5. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. Includes perennials, annuals, veggies and houseplants. 802-763-2875.

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Liz Sauchelli can be reached at or 603-727-3221.

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