Friday, April 19, 2019
2019 Spring Native Plant Sale
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. • Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
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Join us once again for our Spring Native Plant Sale to purchase the region's best selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials. For each native plant you buy, we’ll plant one too! Your plant purchases support ecosystem restoration in both your yard and our 317-acre teaching landscape

Make plans now to attend the 32nd Annual Spring Native Plant Sale at Reflection Riding. 

Thursday, April 18th: Member Preview Sale, 2-7PM

Greg Haynes Art Opening, 6-8PM

Friday, April 19th: 9:30am-6:30PM Public Sale

Saturday, April 20th: 9:30am-6:30PM Public Sale + Earth Day Festival. 

Our native plants, grown for a variety of garden conditions, are beautiful, sustainable, and contribute to habitat conservation by creating biodiversity and an environment favorable to wildlife. Experienced staff gardeners and other knowledgeable volunteers will be available to educate visitors about the importance of using native plants and how choosing the right plant can make less work for the gardener, support native wildlife and still look beautiful!

Download the Plant Guide

Pre order plants

We will still have a great selection of our own native plants for sale, but this pre-order allows us to bring in a wider variety of larger shrubs and trees than we can produce in our greenhouse. These trees and shrubs will be ordered in advance and may be picked up during the plant sale, either at the member preview sale or the public sale. Please indicate in a note at checkout which day you intend to pick up your plants and we'll have them ready for you. We will not offer refunds and unclaimed items will be considered a donation and will be planted on our property.

Plant pre-orders have ended for the season. Please let us know if you'd like to order plants at a later date!

Events + Workshops

Reflection Riding Programming on Friday, April 19

10:00am - 10:45am:  Learn how to plant for hummingbirds in the spring with Chris Mahoney.

11:00am - 12:30pm:  Take in the beautiful spring ephemerals on a hike with Michael Green.

12:30pm - 1:30pm:  Hike with a Hawk: join naturalist Taylor Berry on an educational hike around the property with one of our animal ambassadors.

1:30pm - 2:30pm:  Pond sampling for fish diversity with Dr. Anna George from the Tennessee Aquarium

2:30pm - 3:30pm:  Non-game fish workshop with Dr.  Anna George and Bernie Kuhajda from the Tennessee Aquarium

3:00pm - 4:30pm:  Join Reflection Riding’s invasive plant specialist, Byron Brooks, to learn about the invasives that plague our environment and methods of removing these plants in order to restore the forest to its natural state.

6:00pm - 8:00pm and 8:00pm - 10:00pm:  CANCELLED: Paddling by Moonlight: search for nocturnal animals for the BioBlitz with Corey Hagen.

Partner Programming on Friday, April 19

Barnes and Noble 9:30am - 6:30pm: The Barnes & Noble tent will have an assortment of nature-related books for sale. Stop by to learn more about the book fair for Reflection Riding.

Chattanooga Times Free Press 11am - 6:30pm: Sign up for a Times Free Press subscription or take a look at the latest digital edition of the paper at the Chattanooga Publishing Company tent.

City of Chattanooga 9:30am - 12:30pm: Sign up for a rain barrel and compost bin! This tent will have examples of each as well as informational handouts.

Crabtree Farms 9:30am - 4pm: Stop by the Crabtree Farms tent for even more plants. They will have veggie starts, herbs, and fruit bushes all available for purchase.

green|spaces Chattanooga 11am - 6:30pm: Stop by the green|spaces tent and learn about their latest programming: Empower, B.I.G., green|light, Green Prix, and the upcoming Eco Field Day the next weekend!

View saturday Programming on the earth day festival page

Click Here To View The Earth Day Schedule

Download the plant guide (or pick one up when you arrive)

Download the Full Plant List

Earth Day Festival

Saturday's sale culminates with our second annual Earth Day Festival - click here for more information about the full day of music, recreation, and environmental awareness.

Find Out About Earth Day


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