Out & About: Keep Your Garden Growing With Plant Sales in the Upper Valley

  • The Hanover Garden Club is one of many Upper Valley garden clubs who hold annual plant sales. (Courtesy of Hanover Garden Club)

Valley News Calendar
Monday, May 07, 2018

Let it grow! If the spring flowers that have been making their appearance are any indication, gardening season is now in full bloom.

Mother’s Day weekend heralds the start of plant sale season in the Upper Valley, providing the perfect opportunity to support local causes and add to your growing garden.

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“Ladies’ Morning Out” Sale in White River Junction

Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m. - noon

United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St.

One-stop shopping for plants, clothes, jewelry, makeup and more. 802-295-7091.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale in Norwich

Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St.

Annuals, perennials, baskets and more from Killdeer Farm. Organized by the Friends of the Norwich Public Library. All profits benefit library programs and activities. 802-649-1184.

Plant Sale in White River Junction and Springfield, Vt.

Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.- 1p.m.

Hartford Solid Waste/Recycling Transfer Center, 2590 North Hartland Road and Springfield Recycling Center and Transfer Station, 135 Fairground Road.

A variety of flower and vegetable plants in two locations. Proceeds support the Windsor County Extension Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to provide advice on plant characteristics, growing requirements and selection. hprussian@comcast.net.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale in Ascutney

Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.- 1p.m.

Ascutney Fire Station, 540 Route 131.

Cocoa shell mulch available. Benefits the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department. 802-674-5021.

Plant and Book Sale in Chelsea

Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

North Common, Route 110.

Chelsea Public Library presents its annual hanging plant and book sale. 802-685-2281.

Plant Sale in West Newbury, Vt.

Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m.

West Newbury Backroom, 7292 Route 5.

Garden plants and a make-an-offer yard sale. Donations accepted; call for details. 802-449-7482.

May Festival in Springfield, Vt.

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield, 21 Fairground Road.

Crafts, flea market items and food, an indoor art exhibit and sale, musical entertainment and a plant sale of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs. Lunch is available at a deli-style cafe.

Space is still available for vendors wishing to participate. Booth space (10’x10’) is $15. Tables can be rented for an additional $5. The festival is rain or shine; vendors must plan accordingly for the weather. Call JoAnn at 802-885-1699 or email springfieldfair@gmail.com to reserve a space.

Grantham Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grantham Town Hall, Lower Level, 300 Route 10.

Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship and grant fund. 603-496-4565.

Plant Sale in South Strafford

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-noon.

The Newton School, 243 Route 132.

Also includes a bake sale, raffle of items from local farms and nurseries, kids activities and music. A fundraiser for The Newton School PTA. 802-765-4114.

Garden Club Plant Sale in Hanover

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-noon.

Garden Club shed at Pine Knoll Cemetery, 121 S. Main St.

Perennials, pollinator-friendly plants, vegetable and annuals, along with pots and planters, garden treasures, books and gloves. 603-504-6568.

Spring Fling Flea Market in Newbury, Vt.

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Old Village Church, Chapel Street and Route 5.

Crafts, antiques, collectibles, plant starts and home-baked treats. Lunch is available. Hosted by the Newbury Woman’s Club. Vendors are invited to participate; call 802-866-5343 to register for a table.

Plant and Yard Sale in Bradford, Vt.

Friday, May 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Boch Park, Main Street (next to the falls).

Hosted by the Bradford Conservation Commission. Proceeds benefit Bradford Conservation Fund. Donations of potted plants and perennials accepted May 14-21; call to arrange drop off or pick up. 802-222-4030.

Tag Sale, Plant Sale and Bake Sale in Quechee

Friday, May 25, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-noon

Mid Vermont Christian School, 399 W. Gilson Ave.

Kids stuff, clothing, furniture, plants, books and more. Rain or shine. 802-295-6800.

Book and Plant Sale in East Corinth

Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, May 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road.

Thousands of books for children and adults, including a large selection of art and history books. DVDs, garden plants and a tag sale. Proceeds support Blake Memorial Library. 802-439-5338.

Plant Sale Plus in Lyme

Saturday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.

Lyme green, Route 10.

Vegetables, perennials and some houseplants for sale alongside the first flea market of the year. Hosted by the Utility Club of Lyme. 603-795-2213.

Garden Club Plant Sale in Quechee

Saturday, May 26, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Quechee Green park and gazebo, 70 Village Green Circle.

Annual flower packs, potted perennials, veggie packs and herbs, hanging baskets, flower arrangements and more. “Paint a flowerpot” craft table for kids and gently used gardening equipment for sale. Hosted by the Quechee Garden Club. 802-295-1290.

Memorial Day Plant Sale in Hartland

Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-noon.

Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road.

Sponsored by the Hartland Garden Club. hartlandgardenclub@gmail.com.

Plant Sale in Plainfield

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Plainfield Community Church, 1094 Route 12A.

Perennials, annuals, vegetable and flower seedlings, along with a food tent and raffles. 603-630-2674.

Book, Plant and Pie Sale in Sharon

Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14.

A fundraiser for the Baxter Memorial Library. Donations of plants welcome. 802-763-2875.

Plant Sale in Canaan

Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Canaan Town Library, 1173 Main St.

Sponsored by the Friends of Canaan Town Library. 603-523-9650.

Book, Bake & Plant Sale in Vershire

Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Vershire Community Library, 6946 Route 113.

A fundraiser hosted by Friends of Vershire Library. Donations and volunteers welcome. Call for details. 802-793-4376.