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“Go Native” - it’s easy at the 2014 Fall Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center

9/22/2014

Paint your yard with the beautiful colors of native plants! They are adapted to variable weather conditions and they are easy to maintain. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2014 Fall Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Oct. 4, open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An exclusive member’s sale is Friday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted at the sale.

The sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS).

This family-friendly event features:

  • Thousands of beautiful native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses and vines grown at area nurseries, fantastic offering of colors and textures, native plants for a variety of prices
  • Free expert plant advice at the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) booth
  • Free Park-a-Plant service that allows you to shop hands-free while we tag, store and help load your plants
  • Free naturalist-led wildflower walk at 11:30 a.m. as a part of the Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walk series

For event information or to join Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) or the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS), please call 352-334-3326. Morningside Nature Center is located at 3540 E. University Ave., three miles east of downtown Gainesville.

Proceeds from the sale benefit environmental and cultural history programs offered by the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

"Like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GainesvillePRCA. To view or download images from previous sales, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesvilleprca/9734949949/.



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