Everyone likes a sale, and gardeners are no exception. The Vermilion County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Sale on May 18 at the First Presbyterian Church (100 N. Franklin St., Danville) from 7 a.m.-Noon.

This year’s event will take place inside the First Presbyterian Gymnasium. As always, there will be a wide selection of annuals, perennials, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and even houseplants.

Local vendor Charlie Bedinger will be on hand selling Ewe Poo compost.

Master Gardeners grow many of the plants sold at this event from seed. Having the opportunity to talk with the gardener who grew the plant you wish to purchase is a unique experience.

There will be a special section for pollinator-friendly plants and organic vegetables. Many homeowners are interested in organic gardening and attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to their landscape. Master Gardeners will be on hand to suggest plants that will help create a habitat to draw in nature.

Arrive early for the best selection, as this is a popular community event.

Doors open at 7 a.m. Volunteers will be available to help load plants into your car. Admission and parking are free.

Proceeds fund Master Gardener involvement and educational programs at community gardens, including projects with children and veterans. Vermilion County Master Gardeners volunteered over 8,000 hours in 2018.

They grew and donated about 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to the local food pantry through the Plant a Row and Garden Share program last summer.

Call the Vermilion County Extension office 217.442.8615 for more information. 

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

If someone needs a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call the Extension Office.