UT Gardens, Jackson, to Host Fall Plant Sale and Lecture Series

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Harvey Cotten is the Featured Speaker

JACKSON, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens, Jackson will host the Fall Plant Sale on October 6 and 7, which will include tours, a lecture series and more.

The featured speaker for the 2022 Fall Plant Sale and Lecture Series is Harvey Cotten, retired chief horticulturist at the Huntsville Botanical Garden and noted garden writer, designer and consultant. Cotten will present two lectures: “Native Plants in the Landscape” and “New Plant Introductions.”

“We love the opportunity to share with our community all of the wonderful horticulture research that takes place at UT Gardens, Jackson and invite the community to come enjoy the grounds, learn about plants and take home a few new garden additions,” said Jason Reeves, horticulturist at the UT Gardens, Jackson. 

“Madison County Master Gardener volunteers, who donate many hours of service to the gardens, are proud to sponsor the guest lecturer and invite our community to attend all sessions free of charge!” said Celeste Scott, UT Extension agent for Madison County.

Thursday, October 6, beginning at 9 a.m., the UT Gardens, Jackson will host a garden tour and Cotten begins the first guest lecture at 10:30 a.m. At noon, there will be a lunchtime Q&A session with experts and food options offered by Poot’s BBQ Food Truck. The Fall Plant Sale will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the main parking area. At 6:30p.m., the Madison County Master Gardeners will host a potluck, followed by the second guest lecture and self-guided twilight garden lantern tour.

On Friday, October 7, the Fall Plant Sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with no other scheduled events.

Cash and checks are preferred at the Fall Plant Sale, but credit cards can be used.

For more details on the Fall Plant Sale, go to westtn.tennessee.edu/other-events/. A detailed list of available plants will be posted on September 29 and shared on the UT Gardens, Jackson Facebook page.

The UT Gardens, Jackson, is part of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee.  With a $35 donation, you can become a member of the UT Gardens. These donations support research and educational activities. For more information about the UT Gardens, Jackson, see their website at westtn.tennessee.edu/ornamentals/. To become a member, go to utgardens.tennessee.edu/support/membership/

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. utia.tennessee.edu.

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