Annual plant auction on tap for this weekend

Published 5:55 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The East Tennessee Nursery Association will host their annual Plant Auction on Saturday, April 15, at Sycamore Shoals State Park, located at 1651 W. Elk Ave.

More than 400 top quality plants will be available for auction, including a wide variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, flowers, fruit trees, native plants, and rare plant varieties. The plants are donated by several nurseries in East Tennessee, so they are locally grown.

The proceeds from this sale will be used to support the introduction of new and unusual plant material in East Tennessee and for other horticulture education programs for adults and youth.

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The plant auction is a fun, family-friendly event that promises to be exciting and educational. The plants can be viewed and auction registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. The auction is sponsored by the Carter County UT Extension office, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, and the East Tennessee Nursery Association.

The plants will be auctioned by Bobby Alley of Valley Realty and Auction, firm No. 2063, and Rainbow Realty and Auction, firm No. 5516.

The auction is free for anyone and registration will be onsite.