Fundraising Events Throughout the Year
Profits from our Plant Sales and other regularly scheduled fund raising events help us pay for our general operating expenses. Here are a few of our usual events that are held annually.
Help us by your attendance! Boast about us to your friends, pick up some flyers at the office to take to work, put up a plant sale yard sign, post on your social media pages, and help us get the word out! And volunteers are always needed!
See our Upcoming Events Page for current information.
Held in March, Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale features thousands of plants from annuals to tree – ranging through herbs, vegetable and fruit! 2017 Dates: March 17th – 19th – Fri & Sat Hours are 9am to 4pm, Sun 11-4.
All plants are especially selected for the Gulf Coast climate with many grown on site by MBG greenhouse volunteers.
Plants for sale include multiple types of citrus, vegetables, herbs, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, trees, vines, ferns, roses, groundcovers and natives. Rare & Unusual plants are featured in the ‘Fab & Funky’ section.
The Sale, held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is preceded by the Opening Night Preview Party & Sale, when wine, hors d’oeuvres and music accompany shoppers who get first pick of the plants. 2017 Preview Party is Thursday, March 16th from 4 – 7pm Admission is $25 in advance or at the gate.
Held each year at Providence Hospital, the Festival of Flowers brings together different horticultural organizations, landscaping companies, florists, and vendors to put on a stunning floral display. Each year there is an overarching theme that ties the different presentations together.
2017 dates: Thursday – Sunday, March 23-26
Theme: Wonderfully Whimsical
A self-guided tour of local area private gardens in April.
Fall Plant Sale is the second extended plant sale that we have during the year. This sale is on a smaller scale than our Spring Plantasia sale and offers a vendor based assortment of plants suited for the Gulf Coast and fall planting.
2016 dates: Friday – Sunday, October 21st-23rd
The Gardens team up with the Mobile County Master Gardeners to provide you with all your holiday decorating needs, from greenery wreaths & mail box toppers to a wonderful assortment of poinsettias and camellias. We also offer a unique collection of locally produced goods. Usually held in early December.
Holiday Sale 2016: Friday and Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd
MOBILE’S “SECRET” GARDEN CENTER
The Market Place features many of the same unusual, interesting, native and hard to find plants featured at our Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale, plus new merchandise arriving weekly. Staffed by our volunteers, (many are Master Gardeners) the Market Place provides not only plants, but expert advice for your Gulf Coast Garden.
The Market Place is located at the far end of the main Parking Plaza. Staffed by volunteers it is currently only open for limited hours.
Spring Marketplace is held on Saturday mornings from 9am – 11 am from April to the end of June.
There will be several “pop-up” Themed Sales throughout the rest of the year, so check our website, Facebook and email newsletter regularly for details.
Shop and pre-order and pay for a variety of plants and classes ONLINE.
These are available for PICKUP only. Select and pay online, and collect at the Market Place on the next available monthly pickup date
Plants include a variety of perennials, grown in our Greenhouse, along with a selection of trees and shrubs suitable for our area, that are available from local wholesale nurseries. Annuals, vegetables and herbs will be offered seasonally.
If you have any special requests, please email the office, and we will do our best to locate the plants.
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These are photos of some of our Fundraising Events that have been posted on our Instagram account.
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