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Audubon’s Annual Plant Exchange and Sale Saturday, May 17
Audubon’s Annual Plant Exchange and Sale Saturday, May 17

Jamestown, NY – If gardening is on your mind, you’ll want to put the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Plant Exchange and Sale on your calendar.

Rain or shine, this annual event will be on Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gardeners know that there are always volunteer plants that spring up and need new homes. The Plant Exchange & Sale was born to share those volunteers.

This event started out as a place for people to exchange extra plants with other gardeners. It grew to include donations from nurseries, a sale option for those just starting out who don’t yet have extras, and some seeds and informational displays.

Come and exchange plants, knowledge, tips and tricks with other gardeners. Bring plants in pots (no plastic bags) or money, and exchange or buy plants and take them home.

Plants are priced based on condition, species, and size. Donations from local nurseries provide some friendly and in-demand plants; those will be cash only.  Plants donated by individuals are available for exchange. 

Bring in your extras, your volunteers, and seedlings or plants you don’t have room for. Labels including the name of the plant, color (if known), and sun/shade preference are appreciated.

Not all plants will be accepted on exchange, and it is not an even one-for-one exchange rate. Tickets are given as credit when plants are brought in and can be used towards the purchase of new plants. Audubon reserves the right to refuse certain plants based on species or condition.

If you are interested only in donating, plants can be dropped off at the Nature Center on Thursday or Friday, May 15 or 16. If you are interested in volunteering, Audubon can use volunteers on Friday (May 16) and Saturday (May 17) for repotting, set up, answering questions, and clean-up.

The Plant Exchange & Sale benefits Audubon’s gardens. To volunteer, call Audubon teacher/naturalist Katie Finch at (716) 569-2345.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.  The Center, with its Blue Heron Gift Shop and exhibits of live fish, reptiles, amphibians and more, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. Its five miles of trails, Bald Eagle viewing, arboretum and gardens are open dawn to dusk year-round.

For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

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