ITHACA, N.Y. — More than 40 area growers and gardening groups will return to Ithaca High School on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00am to 2:00pm for the 37th Annual Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale. Organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, the event is one of the largest and most comprehensive garden events in the Finger Lakes and is highly anticipated among gardeners across the region.
Vendors represent plant nurseries and specialty growers from across the Finger Lakes, and they typically bring a wide selection of choice stock to sell, including organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials. Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups take part in the sale to raise funds or to create awareness of their programs. Groups at the sale this year will include Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, several garden clubs, the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Volunteers, and others.
Admission to the sale is FREE! Bring a soil sample for FREE soil pH testing by CCE’s Master Gardener Volunteers. There will be educational exhibits and food concession. Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to help transport plant purchases to their cars. Ithaca High School is located at 1401 North Cayuga Street, off Rt. 13 by Stewart Park in Ithaca. For more information and a list of vendors, visit http://ccetompkins.org/
–Cornell Cooperative Extension – Tompkins County
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