Saturday, September 19th
9am to 12 noon

Market Place will be open to all!
Our September Sale will highlight Pollinator Plants, but we will have a large array of other late Summer to Fall bloomers!

Local butterfly experts, Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Damrich will be there to show you the many types of butterflies in our area, and the plants that attract and feed them and their offspring!

Cone out to learn and shop!

Photo of Fiery Skipper butterfly feasting on Blue Porterweed (Stachytarpheta species) used with kind permission from Patricia Pierce

Tuesday, September 8th, 10:30 am
Mark your calendar and make your reservations and buy your ticket for Tuesday morning after Labor Day!

Come for a talk by Harvey Cotten as he shares some of his favorite pollinator plants AND then shop for great MBG propagated butterfly & pollinator plants for your Gulf Coast gardens!

Harvey retired from Huntsville Botanical Garden last year after over 20 years during which the Garden grew from just 32 acres to 112 acres. Starting as a volunteer he played an integral part in the expansion as Executive Director, and is still active with their education programs and continuing development. He writes a weekly Gardening Column for the Huntsville Times and is a weekly guest on Noonday News on the local ABC affiliate. For more on Harvey visit his website (will open in new tab).

He will be bringing copies of his book “Easy Gardens for the South” for sale – co -authored with Pamela Crawford and Barbara Pleasant. This features over 150 plants, from annuals to trees, that require little care, providing lots of color while breezing through our hot, humid summers attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and wildlife. All tested by Harvey at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens!

10.30am – 11 am Refreshments will be provided by the Petal Pushers. Browse through our selection of plants for sale.
11am – 12 noon Harvey’s talk on host and nectar plants for butterflies and other pollinators
12 noon – 12.30pm or beyond… Harvey will have his book for sale, and you will have a good choice of plants in the Botanical Center and the Market Place.

$10 Members, $20 Nonmembers. Reservations requested

Reserve and pay online at Online Sales – under Events & Classes or email mbg2@bellsouth.net with your reservations and pay at the door or at the Office.

Questions? Contact the office at 251.342.0555 or email us with Subject line: Harvey Cotten Talk.

Thanks to Patricia Pierce for the use of her photo.

We are still in the planning stages, but SAVE THE DATE – September 19th!

That’s the next Market Place Sale with a special focus on Pollinator Plants! Butterflies, bees, hummingbird plants galore – as well as a good selection of late summer and fall blooming plants!

We are please to announce that Harvey Cotten of Huntsville Botanical Gardens will be coming to talk on Pollinator Plants in September!! September 8th 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. More details HERE!

This will be the second of our Featured Plant Sales! The first, July is Gingers Month, was a great success! and we are planning more in future months!

Thanks to Brad Boland for his great photo!