NOTE: The spring sale traditionally falls on the last Friday in April but Bethany Covenant Church had an event scheduled that evening.
Be a part of this worthwhile and fun tradition that marks the start of spring. Admission is FREE!
You’ll find trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, assorted garden treasures and books. The evening’s proceeds fund scholarships for deserving horticulture students at UConn and Naugatuck Valley Community College.
The Plant Sale offers interesting plants from member gardens. The Silent Auction includes gift options for Mother’s Day. During the LIVE auction, bid on collectible new introductions from our nursery supporters and rare plant divisions from our members’ gardens.
Auction Schedule – Friday, May 4:
4:30 p.m. Volunteers arrive for setup
5:00 p.m. Doors open for donations
6:30 p.m. Preview & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Plant Sale
7:15 p.m. Plant Auction
How you can help: Volunteers are needed for all sorts of things from donations and pricing, to set up and break down. Send a note to [email protected] if you’re willing to lend a hand. Or, hang a few flyers where you work or shop – click here to download the printable flyer.
Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street (Route 372)
Plant Donation Details:
- Now available for download: donor letter and tax receipt form
Pot donations early to allow them to recover and adjust to potted life. Please use pots so that your plant displays well and holds its soil (no paper cups, plastic bags, etc.). Resist making several small divisions; larger plants sell better.
Label plants with common and botanical names (if possible) and cultural preferences. A picture really helps sell your donation.
Deliver donations – along with your name, address and list of items donated – on auction day from 5 to 6 p.m. Plant list and donor info is required to receive a record of donation.
Ask nurseries and garden centers for donations. Most nurseries are receptive to the request. Donations are tax deductible for nurseries and a good way to advertise to CT Hort members. Please bring a list of the plants donated and the name and address of the nursery when you deliver so that CT Hort can properly acknowledge the donation.
Donations accepted from 5 to 6 p.m. on the day of the auction.