Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull to hold plant sale

The Long Hill Garden Club annual plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 3, at the Trumbull Library from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For sale will be hundreds of locally grown perennials (many hybridized), native plants, grasses, and small shrubs and trees. Each plant will be tagged for identification and sorted by light requirements.

Experts in gardening and landscaping will be available to answer questions. Many members of the club are Master Gardeners. Information about Garlic Mustard, an invasive plant, will be available.

Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the club’s philanthropic efforts. Each year, the Long Hill Garden Club gives a $1,000 scholarship and donates books to the Trumbull Library and elementary schools. Members work with pre-school, elementary and middle school students fostering a love for gardening and nature.

The club provides passes to the Discovery Museum and the Beardsley Zoological Gardens which are available for check-out at the Trumbull Library. In addition, there is an ongoing commitment to town projects. A native tree was planted for each first grade class at all six elementary schools. Sycamore trees were planted at Old Mine Park as part of the Pequonnock River Initiative, and a grove of Witch Hazel was planted at Twin Brooks Park.

Plant sale chairperson is Jamie Stadler.