March 31: Botanic Gardens director to lead guided walk of plant sale highlights


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9:11 a.m., March 14, 2011----University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Director John Frett will lead a guided walk around the gardens from 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 31, focusing on landscape-size plants that will be offered at the 19th annual Benefit Plant Sale in April.

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The walk is free for UDBG Friends and $5 for nonmembers. Registration is limited, so sign up early. Check out the Plant Sale Catalog on the UDBG website.

Friends enjoy an exclusive day to shop at the sale on Thursday, April 28, from noon to 7 p.m.

Plant sale general admission is Friday, April 29, from 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

To enjoy other exclusive member benefits, join the Friends online, or contact Melinda Zoehrer at 302-831-0153 or [].

The UD Botanic Gardens are open year around to provide ideas and inspiration, or for a quiet stroll. The gardens contribute to an understanding of the changing relationships between plants and people through education, research, extension and community support so as to instill an appreciation of plants in the landscape and the natural environment.