University Place Spring Plant and Flower Show Is This Weekend

The event will feature an Envirofair that includes the UP Community Garden, the Curtis High School Enviro Club, Pierce County Solid Waste Division, University Place Refuse and other exhibitors.

(This is from the City of University Place)

If the recent occasions of sun have you digging out your garden tools, be sure to set aside time this weekend to attend the University Place Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale! The event, which will take place on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will happen on the Homestead Park Rhododendron Garden Patio at 3715 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place, Washington.

The Flower Show features one of the largest community judged rhododendron truss displays on the West Coast, but one of the real highlights of the show is its incredible two-day plant sale which includes hundreds of unique varieties of rhododendrons, roses, fuchsias, dahlias, ferns and other unusual perennials and companion plants grown by local Northwest vendors. The sale is known for its excellent value and competitive prices. Proceeds from the sale support the development and maintenance of the Homestead Park Rhododendron Garden. The event also includes a self-guided walking tour of the five-acre Homestead Park Rhododendron Garden in full bloom.

Two new and exciting art components added just this year to the Flower Show are the photography exhibit and garden art vendors. The photography exhibit, which will be a juried show, will feature local photographers’ works of flowers, wildlife and garden scenes. Attendees can come and cast a vote for their favorite rhododendron truss – and their favorite photo! Also on hand, and a superb addition to the Flower Show, will be 13 Western Washington garden art vendors who will be selling vintage garden items, concrete leaves, concrete sculpture, clay art, art tiles, terrariums, air plants, wooden art for the garden, metal art, dragonfly rocks and other garden art.

The second annual Envirofair is a companion event to the Flower Show again and will be at Homestead Park on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday ONLY). Bring the whole family to learn about a wide variety of sustainable practices, such as composting with worm bins and earth friendly cleaning products. The kid-friendly Envirofair will also have live music for part of the day.

(Click on the media gallery to view a flyer for the EnviroFair)

Lastly, a Community Food Drive is also being held on Saturday, April 28 in the gravel parking area in front of the Library-Civic Building on Bridgeport Way. Stop by and drop off some items to help the Families Unlimited Network replenish its local food bank for area families.

The Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale is sponsored by the Friends of Homestead Park and the Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. 

For more information about all of the happenings taking place during the Flower Show, go to www.CityofUP.com or call Barbara Lee at 253.576.5663.

Christie Anderson April 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Looking forward to seeing many old and new faces at the 2012 Spring Flower Show and Sale!


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