Spring into the gardening season with some vibrant new plants. In celebration of Earth Day, the Florida Museum’s spring plant sale returns this weekend.
Featuring more than 200 species of accent, host, native and nectar plants, the sale will take place at the lawn surrounding the Big Max sculpture near the Florida Museum (3215 Hull Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors can peruse a wide assortment of plants, many of which attract butterflies and other pollinators. Whether someone is looking to add some greenery to a dorm room or tackling a large garden beautification project, there is a plant for everyone.
“I am always excited to offer lots of plant diversity to match the needs of as many visitors’ spaces as possible,” said Ryan Fessenden, manager of the museum’s “Butterfly Rainforest,” in a press release. “We have everything ranging from 4-inch houseplants to native trees in 3-gallon pots.”
The sale is first come, first served, with prices ranging from $3 to $20, depending on plant size. All proceeds will benefit the “Butterfly Rainforest.”
“As a plant lover, I cannot wait for some of the new and rare plant species making an appearance this year,” Fessenden said. “There are a limited number of plants, so I always tell visitors to come early.”
For a complete list of available plant species, click here. Museum staff will update the list as plants are sold.
People who are 18 or older can sign up to volunteer and receive 15% off their purchases.