The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University Credit: Whitney Lavoie

This year’s Fall Plant Sale at the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern will be Saturday, October 29, from 9am to 2pm, and Sunday, October 30, from noon to 4pm.

You can begin browsing the inventory of plants ahead of the sale by clicking here, though offerings will vary based upon what the growers have available. The Garden staff suggests that you come early for the best selection.

At the sale, you’ll find a wide variety of gorgeous plants, from the smallest single pots of flowers to large, established shrubs. There are both green and flowering plants, as well as some edible plants like persimmon trees.

All proceeds from the Plant Sale will benefit the Botanic Garden. Members of the Garden will be able to shop the sale early — one of the many perks of making a membership donation to the Garden. For information on becoming a member, click here.

Poinsettia pre-order also available

The Botanic Garden is also offering a pre-order of beautiful poinsettias for the holiday season. The pre-order is live now and will close November 11. A stunning variety of standard and specialty poinsettias are available, ranging from white to pink to red, with all shades in between.

The plants are $15 each and come in a 6.5″ pot with a decorative foil cover. Pre-orders may be placed online.

Pickup of the plants will be from noon to 5:30pm on Thursday, December 1, at the Heritage Pavilion in the Garden. Delivery to the Armstrong campus will be arranged.

About the Botanic Garden

Centered on an early 20th century farmstead, the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants.  

Bland Cottage as seen from the shade garden (Photo: Whitney Lavoie)

The Garden’s nearly 15 acre site, located in the middle of the growing city of Statesboro, includes walking woodland trails, Bland Cottage, Heritage Garden, Heritage Arbor, Heritage Pavilion, Farmyard, Rose Arbor, Children’s Learning Garden, Camellia Garden, Native Plant Landscape Garden, Native Azalea Collection, Bog Garden, and The Oak Grove One Room School.

Assisted by local contractors, the horticulture staff at the Garden recently completed a beautiful renovation of the historic allee fronting the Bland Cottage.

The slate pathway entrance to the allee (Photo: Whitney Lavoie)

The allee is lined with trees planted by Mr. Bland himself and is often home to many of the Garden’s special events and weddings. Where a grassy area once stood, the new slate walkway now extends through a serene shade garden, with a variety of green and flowering plants as well as benches along the way.

A variety of green and flowering plants line the allee path (Photo: Whitney Lavoie)

This peaceful spot makes for a wonderful retreat, particularly during the heat of midday. The Garden was proud to unveil the allee as not only an attractive but also functional and educational piece of its grounds.

The Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University is located at 1503 Bland Avenue, just off Fair Road and adjacent to the campus. For more information on the sale, please call 912-478-1149.

Whitney Lavoie

Whitney Turner Lavoie is a Statesboro native and freelance writer/editor. She is an active volunteer with her children’s school PTO and Girl Scouts of America. Whitney previously worked in health communications...