Friends of Vander Veer Plant Sale this weekend


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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 11:19 am
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Does the spring weather have you itching to update your landscape with new plants? A wide selection of annuals, perennials and even tropical plants will be available this weekend at the annual Friends of Vander Veer Plant Sale.

A special members-only preview sale will take place from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, followed by a public sale from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The sale will take place in the Vander Veer conservatory, 215 W Central Park Ave., Davenport, all three days.

Experts will be on hand to help patrons choose among the wide variety of plants on sale. Proceeds go toward supporting the park.

The Friends of Vander Veer is a non-profit organization that supports beauty, education and restoration at Vander Veer Botanical Park. Call 563-355-6973 for more information.

















 



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