Mountain Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale deemed ‘best sale ever’

The Mountain Garden Club recently held their annual Plant Sale at the ballfield in Highlands over Memorial Day weekend and Club President Ellie Houston said this year had the highest attendance and was the “best sale ever.”

Opening the gates of Mountain Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale at the Highlands Ballfield

This year’s sale was dedicated to Wiley Sloan, aka Mr. Hosta. Wiley’s wife, Sarah, became an MGC member in 2002 and soon afterwards Wiley had become an honorary member.

This year’s annual Plant Sale was dedicated to Honorary MGC Member Wiley Sloan.

“He helped with so many of our projects, and we all started calling him Mr. Hosta because he was able to outsell anyone,” said MGC Member Jeannie Chambers.

Garden enthusiasts lined up at the ballfield before the start of the sale to get first pick of this year’s crop.

MGC members spend months preparing for the Plant Sale and through their efforts were able to sell over 1,740 plants.

Garden enthusiasts dragged their new plants around on sleds as they perused the rows of options lining the ballfield.

The Club uses funds raised at the Plant Sale to award three college scholarships, and maintain gardens at the Eckerd Living Center, Highlands School (Butterfly and Outdoor Classroom gardens), and the Old Jail on Maple Street.

This year MGC members sold hats by donation with dangling objects around the rim to keep noseeums away.

The Mountain Garden Club holds their annual Plant Sale on the ballfield in Highlands each year.

Mountain Garden Club members spend months preparing for the annual Plant Sale.

Pictured at the top of the article are Mountain Garden Club Members and volunteers who helped prepare for the annual Plant Sale.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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