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!
February – Get the best tomato plants for your Gulf Coast garden! Online Sale during February with pickup and additional sale at the end of the month. For the first time, we will be growing some of the tomato varieties in own recently updated Greenhouse!
March – Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale features thousands of plants from annuals to tree – ranging through herbs, vegetable and fruit!
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. The Sale is held during the third week of March on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 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.
March – 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.
Spring – Held every other year, this garden tour features private gardens throughout Mobile with a different theme each year.
Next Gallery of Gardens: April 5 & 6, 2019
October – Fall Plant Sale is the second extended plant sale that we have during the year held during the third week in October. 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.
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.
2018 Dates: TBA
MOBILE’S “SECRET” GARDEN CENTER
Marketplace is held on Saturday mornings from 9am – noon from April to the end of June.
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. 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, 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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