Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is hosting our 31st Spring Plant Sale and Auction Fundraiser, May 10 – 12. We are thrilled that our sale coincides with National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 11. This is a nationwide celebration of public gardens, coordinated by Casey Sclar, PhD, Executive Director of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). Chadwick Arboretum is hosting Casey Sclar as he will be attending the Spring Plant Sale and Auction Fundraiser at Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens onFriday, May 11, 2018. Click here for plant sale details inlcuding a map, sale times, parking
information, a complete plant list, and more.
We are honored to have Casey Sclar join Mary Maloney and Ann Fisher on Friday May 11 as WOSU 89.7 FM broadcasts live “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” from 10 am to noon at our Spring Plant Sale and Auction Fundraiser.
Mary Maloney, Executive Director, Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens states:
“APGA has provided a significant leadership role with the public gardens of central Ohio in education, sustainability, and conservation—especially in relation to the spring board that AmeraFlora provided to the avocation and profession of horticulture, and to the resurrection and development of public gardens in central Ohio.
A few of those public gardens are: Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens, Columbus Park of Roses, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inniswood Metro Gardens, Gardens at Gantz Farm, Dawes Arboretum, and The Topiary Park. It also influenced the local food movement, and the birth, and now immensely popular Franklin County Extension Master Gardener program, recently graduating 60 new master gardeners.”
Casey Sclar, PhD and his team serve and support over 585 gardens and their 9,000+ allied members located throughout America and 14 countries. Collectively, these gardens reach over 70 million people per year and help to realize American Public Gardens Association’s vision – “A world where public gardens are indispensable”.
Casey’s work experience in horticulture spans almost three decades. Prior to American Public Gardens Association, he served over 15 years at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA as the Plant Health Care Leader – directing the Soils and Compost, IPM, Land Stewardship, and other sustainability programs.
We hope that you will come and support our annual fundraiser and leave with a wide variety of unusual trees, shrubs, and plants for your gardens! All proceeds support year round Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens operations and educational programs.