Events

Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale

March 19 – 22, 2015

Thousands of plants, including vegetables, herbs, and fruits, will be for sale at the Plantasia! Spring Plant Sale at the Mobile Botanical Gardens from March 19th – 22nd, 2015. All plants are especially selected for the Gulf Coast climate, many varieties are grown on site by MBG greenhouse volunteers.

Plants for sale include multiple types of citrus, including Satsumas; vegetables, herbs, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, trees, vines, ferns, roses, groundcovers, and natives. For plant collectors, rare and unusual plants will be available in the “Fab & Funky” section.

Thursday (March 19th) is the Opening Night Preview Party and Sale from 4-7 p.m., when wine, hors d’oeuvres, and music accompany shoppers who will get first choice of plants.  Admission is $25 at the gate.

Weekend sale hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to the sale is free. Bring your own wheelbarrow or cart for easier shopping.

This annual benefit serves as an educational tool as well as a fundraising event for the ongoing growth and maintenance of the Mobile Botanical Gardens. For more information call (251) 342-0555.  For those who like to plan ahead, a list of ordered plants is posted online two weeks prior to the sale, so check back to this page around the 1st of March.

 

 

Tomatopalooza 2015

The great tomato race is on! If you want to grow tomatoes on the Gulf Coast, you have to plant early – before the summer heat sets in. For the third year, we present Tomatopalooza – a selection of tomatoes specially chosen to thrive in our unique Gulf Coast climate. These are grown just for us, many won’t be found anywhere else around town! We’ve got over 30 varieties to choose from, but quantities are limited – we suggest you order early for best selection.

Here’s how it works: order your plants HERE. Pay online (don’t worry if you don’t have PayPal, you will have an option to pay by credit card). Pick up your plants on Saturday, February 28 from 9 am – 1 pm here at MBG down at our new & improved MarketPlace. Gardens members get 30% off – are you a member? Be sure to put in your coupon code. Need a code? Contact us to request one.

Here’s what’s growing for 2015:

If a selection is unavailable, a comparable plant may be substituted

CH CHERRY
H HEIRLOOM
DR DISEASE RESISTANT
G GRAPE
C CURRANT
Y YELLOW
NAME TYPE DAYS
 Atkinson DR 70
 Bella Rosa DR 75
 Cavalier DR 68
 Celebrity DR 70
 Cherokee Purple H 75-80
 Eva Purple Ball H 70
 Fireworks CH 60
 Fresh Salsa PL 65-75
 Gulf State Market 78
 Jaune Flamme H, CH, Y 70-80
 Juliet G 55-68
 Marmande H 68
 Pantano Romanesco H 75-80
 Peardrops CH, Y 55-60
 Peron DR 68
 Sun Gold DR, CH, Y 65
 Sweet Gold CH, Y 60-65
 Sweet Pea C 62
 Tommy Toe CH 70
Marion Tomato DR H 78
Taxi Tomato Y 65-70
Thessaloniki 65
Amelia VR Hybrid DR 75
Floralina hybrid DR 72
Tomande hybrid DR 68
Super Fantastic hybrid 70
Wild Texas Tomato CH H 65
Neptune tomato hybrid DR 67
Zarnista tomato 60
Shady Lady hybrid 75
Creole tomato 78
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