The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will hold their annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township, on the grounds of the Mercer County Equestrian Center. The event will be held rain or shine.
The sale will feature the always-in-demand Rutgers Master Gardener homegrown perennials, trees, and shrubs and a garden market of plant material sold by selected top-notch growers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Please visit www.mgofmc.orgfor a complete listing of vendors and other sale details.
This event is a great opportunity to speak with the vendors and purchase a remarkable assortment of native plants, woody ornamentals, perennials, and herbs. A wide variety of organic tomatoes will be available, including Rutgers varieties and heirlooms. Back this year is the second-hand sale of garden-related items. Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley will be answering gardening questions, and Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand to help choose the right plant for the right place. Plan to come early for best selection and stay to enjoy every aspect of the event, including a container garden demonstration.
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the county, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March through October. For more information on the Master Gardener program, the Mercer Education Gardens or other Extension educational programs, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (609) 989-6830 or visit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County website at www.mgofmc.org.
Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.