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Arboretum Society spring plant sale planned April 12 - 13

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 52nd Spring Plant Sale will take place April 12 - 13.

The public sale will be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the UT Arboretum at 901 S. Illinois Ave. (Hwy. 62) in Oak Ridge.

The Society’s “Members Only” sale will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Friday April 12.

Society memberships or membership renewals may be purchased at that time for this “early bird” shopping opportunity. By joining UTAS on Friday night, people can enjoy the membership benefit of having the first pick of our beautiful selection of plants, some of which sell out that evening.

Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Tennessee Naturescapes from Clinton, Riverdale Nursery from Knoxville and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a large and varied selection of shrubs, trees, native plants, perennials, annuals and edibles.

Additionally, Society members will be offering an assortment of donated plants.

Brad Greenwood Designs will be returning with his botanically themed home and garden treasures, including copper garden ornaments and steel features for the home and yard.

Dano’s Hot Dogs from Lenoir City will be offering an expanded sandwich menu along with his famous lemonade.

Retired University of Tennessee horticulture professor Dr. Will Witte, the “Answer Man,” will be on site to answer your plant questions.

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society (UTAS) has existed for 54 years as a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the objectives and programs of the University of Tennessee’s 250-acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge.

Proceeds from this sale and other Society fund-raising events go toward the operating expenses and the endowment fund for the UT Arboretum.

To learn more about the UT Arboretum and the UTAS, call Michelle Campanis, 865-483-7277 or go to and