Williamson County Master Gardeners set annual plant sale, garden fair April 1

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Andrea Fonseca, 512-943-3300, Andrea.Fonseca@ag.tamu.edu

GEORGETOWN — The Williamson County Master Gardeners Association will host its annual Plant Sale and Garden Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 in Georgetown.

The plant sale and garden fair in Georgetown April 1 will emphasize native and adapted plants that should grow well in the area. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The sale and fair will take place at the Williamson County Show Barn, 425 E. Morrow St. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

“This is much more than a plant sale,” said Andrea Fonseca, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for horticulture, Williamson County. “It’s also a place where people can come to learn about our Master Gardener association and the programs we offer for gardening within Williamson County.”

The Williamson County Master Gardeners Association is a volunteer program of AgriLife Extension.

Fonseca said a large variety of native, adapted plants and herbs, along with garden-related products and gifts from local vendors, will be available for purchase at the event.

“There will also be several free educational programs throughout the day, and breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase through Williamson County 4-H,” she said.

Event activities will include a preview of plants for sale as well as instruction on aquaponics, herb plants and their uses, tree selection and diseases in Williamson County, building keyhole and straw bale gardens, and square-foot gardening.

“Our Master Gardeners and other experts will be giving the educational presentations, and each of them has extensive experience on the topics they will present,” said Jane Bowman, Williamson County Master Gardeners Association president. “We’ll also have an Ask a Master Gardener booth where people can ask specific questions about gardening and horticulture. We will focus on the things the people in our community want and need.”

Other activities will include rain barrel construction, building raised-bed gardens and the Williamson County Poultry Association Show.

“The Williamson County Junior Master Gardeners will be there to provide activities for the kids,” Bowman said.

Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted for plant purchases.

More information on the event and a list of the plants being offered for sale can be found at http://txmg.org/williamson/special-events/.

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