Annual Plant Sale
Saturday 12th May
9am – 2pm
Octagonal Hall 52 McGlew St Glen Forrest
Each year early on the Saturday morning before Mother’s Day the crowds begin to line up to enter the annual plant sale at Octagonal Hall, 52 McGlew Rd Glen Forrest. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for an unusual plant or you are just wondering about establishing a native garden, this is the place to buy your plants. Held by the Eastern Hills Branch of the Wildflower Society, this sale offers hundreds of local plants grown by local enthusiasts who will be on hand to offer lots of advice. There are plants comprising more than 250 species suited to a range of soil types. All plants are subject to rigid quality control, so they have well developed roots and will thrive in your garden. The plants are grouped in sizes, from ground covers, rockery plants, small, medium and large shrubs, to climbers and trees. Ranging from $2 to $5 they are a very economical way to start or develop your native garden. May is the perfect time to plant; they will be established by the time summer hits. In addition to plants there will be seeds and books for sale. and you can enjoy a morning tea on the verandah.
The sale is advertised locally, on the Wildflower Society website and facebook pages. A week prior to the sale an electronic copy of a catalogue of the plants is made available so that you can “check and select” the plants you want to purchase. The catalogue provides information that includes the botanical and common names of the plants, flower colour and flowering time, height, any special features and the plants natural habitat. Some species will have limited numbers available, so it is important to get to the sale when the “gate opens” at 9.00am.