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