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Have you heard about the perennial sale in April in Nashvil?

Hendersonville, TN(Zone 7b)

A friend told me recently that they are having a big perennial sale at the Fairgrounds on Sat., April 10th, from 9am-2pm. Has anyone heard about this? Does anyone know who the sellers are? If you have details, please post them here.
Thanks,
Karen

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

New one on me - I'd love to know more!

Olive Branch, MS

I think this is the Herb Society sale they have there. There is an exotic bird sale I set up at every year the same time at the fairgrounds. I usually walk over to it. One thing I can tell you is to get there early because the line gets to be a block long well before it opens. If I remember it opens around 9 and ends around 2 and is 1 day only.

Hendersonville, TN(Zone 7b)

So do you think they only sell herbs?

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Hmmm, I thought bet this is it:

http://www.ppsmt.com/custpage.cfm/frm/15782/sec_id/15782/news_id/8055

I thought this one was at Cheekwood, but it looks like it is at the fairgrounds (at least for this year...wonder where everything will be next year?)

Hendersonville, TN(Zone 7b)

Ooh, yes, that's it. I also found the Herb Society has a sale the next weekend. Thanks, Terry. Have you ever been to this? Are their prices reasonable?

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

I've never been, but Betty (Picabo) has been to the herb sale...I think anyway - hopefully I'm not talking out of school here ;o) She can kick me under the table if I mispoke.

Olive Branch, MS

I'm confused. Are there 2 sales just different weekends?
I know I went to the herb sale last year. It was almost all herbs and by the time I got over to it they where almost all gone.
The year before I went to a sale in the same building and it had a little of everything. Hostas, daylilies, aroids and other things.
I am curious as to where these events will move to when they close the fairgrounds. I have been setting up for probably 15 years at the bird sale and when I was there in Oct they where saying it would be closing this Summer.

Hendersonville, TN(Zone 7b)

Yes, I think its ridiculous that they are closing the fairgrounds to turn it into more condos and office buildings. Like Nashville needs more!!

Yes, apparently there are two sales - the Perennial Society is on April 10th and the Herb Society is on April 17th. On the Herb Society's page they list the plants they will bringing. There are alot of flowers, not just herbs.

I bought a clematis armandii last weekend from Crenshaw's Landscaping at the Antique & Garden show. He had a big display and was selling off his plants. It was 3' tall and I got it for $30! It smells heavenly like jasmine. I have many kinds of clematis but had never seen an Armandii or smelled one! Wow!

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Ooh, you scored on that one! It is sad about the fairgrounds...selfishly I just wonder where all these events will go.

Columbia, TN(Zone 7b)

Is there a botanical garden in Nashville? Maybe somewhere like that?

MollyD

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Cheekwood - a beautiful place.

They do hold plant society meetings there regularly, but I don't think they have the parking and facilities to undertake big plant sales or events like the lawn & garden show.

Columbia, TN(Zone 7b)

Hmmm I wonder where they will move these to then.

MollyD

Nashville, TN(Zone 6a)

I've been to the perennial plant sale before.

Come early, there will be a line at the start time. Bring a box or something to haul your picks in. Its also a good idea to know what normal prices are. One plant may be a crazy good deal while another will be close to full price. They usually have annuals as well.

I would also park away from the building. If you park next to the building, you may be trapped in place by the line of folks getting in and out of the building. Some people are in a plant induced haze and they don't see anything that doesn't do photosynthesis.

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