Fall plant sale at Carnton this weekend
The Battle of Franklin Trust will be hosting the Williamson County Master Gardeners Association (WCMGA) Fall Plant Sale on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., announced Chief Operating Officer Eric A. Jacobson.
The event, to be held on the grounds of Historic Carnton Plantation, has no admission fee. Several area vendors will be onsite including Nature’s Best Nursery, Riverbend Nurseries, Nashville Natives, Daylily Nursery and Lone Oak Farm.
The sale will include annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, trees and pumpkins. Pottery will be available from Roy Overcast as well as birdhouses and feeders from Jerry Davis.
“We are excited to have all these wonderful nurseries on site to celebrate the plants of fall,” said Justin Stelter, head gardener for The Battle of Franklin Trust. “The Master Gardeners and Carnton Plantation have worked together for years to make the Gardens at Carnton a true Southern treasure and we really enjoy opening these sales up to the public to support the WCMGA mission in the community.”
Proceeds from plant sales will benefit the community garden projects of the WCMGA. The sale will be held rain or shine. Battle of Franklin Trust volunteers will also offer tours of the Carnton gardens throughout the day for $5 per person. Food will be available to purchase from Tigermeat food truck. There will also be a diagnostics table with agricultural specialists for guests to bring plants with insect problems.
WCMGA proceeds from the sale go to fund its projects in furtherance of the Association’s mission: to enhance and improve the quality of life in our community through horticultural educational opportunities and volunteerism.
WCMGA also maintains the gardens at Carter House and the Williamson County Public Library. Some other projects include landscaping Habitat for Humanity homes, Jr. Gardener Camp and cleaning, clearing, pruning and mulching at Deerwood Arboretum.
Posted on: 10/3/2013