The Scituate Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 20th, 2017, from 9AM to 1PM at the Mann House at the corner of Stockbridge Road and Greenfield Lane in Scituate.
This year the sale will feature representatives from the South Shore Evergreen 4H Club, who will be bringing baby chicks and goats. They will share information and provide advice to anyone interested in raising chickens in their back yard. While supplies last, kids can pick up a free seedling grown by a garden club member to encourage early gardening skills
Members from the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association will be available to answer gardening questions and will offer free soil testing. Advice on how to prepare a soil sample can be found on the University of Massachusetts Amherst website (https://soiltest.umass.edu/fact-sheets/sampling-instructions-routine-soil-analysis). The club will also offer a gardening “tips sheet” to anyone interested in learning new tricks.
While there, visitors can walk through the Wildflower Garden, maintained by club members. And a rare event – the Mann House will be open for viewing during the sale. Three generations of Mann family have lived in the house, all descendants of an early settler of Scituate, Richard Mann (died approximately 1655).
The sale has plants for gardeners, both beginners and experienced. All types of perennials, flowering annuals, herbs and vegetables are offered, most grown by garden club members. The large variety of tomato plants have been a big hit in the past. Grown in Scituate’s “West End,” the hybrid and heritage varieties include Chef’s Choice, Black Prince, Gold Nugget and Washington Cherry.
Come early for the best selection; some of the popular perennial plants sell out within the first two hours.