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Early Bloomers Report: A Very Successful Sale!

Happy shoppers in the greenhouse at the 2016 sale.

Happy shoppers in the greenhouse during the 2016 sale.

The Early Bloomers Plant Sale on April 9 was one of our most successful to date! We benefited from some lovely sunny weather, as a great crowd turned out for the event—and to enjoy Washington Park Arboretum in peak bloom. In four hours, we sold $8,000 worth of plants. This money will help fund vital maintenance and kids education programs at the Arboretum!

No ordinary plant sale: In addition, this year we asked shoppers if they would care to donate—in lieu of sales tax—an additional 10 percent of the price of their purchases to the Arboretum. The response was amazing: Our shoppers made gifts totaling nearly $900!

Thank you! A huge thanks to everyone who came, shopped, and supported the Arboretum! A special thanks to our tremendous volunteers at the Plant Donations Nursery and Pat Calvert Greenhouse, who organized the event, as well as to our special events volunteers who supported them.

Event photos: See more photos from the sale on our Facebook page.