The Long Hill Garden Club annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 7, at the Trumbull Library from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For sale will be hundreds of locally grown perennials, native plants, grasses, small shrubs and trees, Mother’s Day flower and herb baskets, heirloom tomato plants, and Bee Happy products. Each plant will be tagged for identification and sorted by light requirements.
Experts in gardening and landscaping will be available to answer questions. Many members of the club are Master Gardeners.
In celebration of the club’s 75th anniversary, there will be a raffle of a flower basket for those who purchase more than $50 of plants. Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the club’s philanthropic efforts.
Each year, the Long Hill Garden Club gives a $1,000 scholarship and donates books to the Trumbull Library and elementary schools. The club provides passes to the Discovery Museum and the Beardsley Zoological Gardens which are available for check-out at the Trumbull Library.
In addition, there is an ongoing commitment to town projects. A native tree was planted for each first grade class at all six elementary schools. Nature and gardening classes are given by members for 3-year-old preschool students. Members work with the Madison Middle School students’ Courtyard Club to renovate the courtyard’s landscape.
Plant Sale chairperson is Linda Rumsey-Dolega.