Tower Hill Botanic Garden will present the 9th annual Gardeners Emporium, a Fall Plant and Garden Accessory Sale, on Saturday, September 8th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The celebrated Gardeners' Emporium features more than a dozen non-profit, regional plant societies, specialty nurseries, and purveyors of distinctive garden ornaments. This autumn tradition at Tower Hill is a unique opportunity for gardeners to experience a diverse array of specialty plants and gear up for their fall gardening.
As Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture at Tower Hill explains: "This is a wonderful event at the perfect time of year for fall planting! Cooler nights and plentiful moisture make this an excellent time to correct the gaps and problems that were evident during the summer season." Vieira noted that this year's Gardeners Emporium will offer some of the region's finest plants. A few of the plant societies at the event include the Hobby Greenhouse Assn, the Hosta Society, Daylily Society, Lily Society, and more. Each of these groups will offer expertise on their plant specialties, as well as hard-to-find specimen plants for sale. In addition, niche nurseries and garden accessory companies will offer their unique products for sale. Participating nurseries include: Greystone Gardens from Fitchburg, Mass., Stonegate Farm & Flowers from Greenfield, New Hampshire, Hardwicke Gardens of Westborough, Mass., and many more. The Shop at Tower Hill will offer a variety of unique gardening supplies, books and gifts, and Twigs Café will offer delicious, light fare for lunch.
Fall is an opportune time for planting, and the Gardeners Emporium will provide a place to find just the right plant, or garden statue, to augment a home garden. The cooler days of September and October give new plants the chance to establish themselves before the onset of winter. September is also a prime time to visit Tower Hill, as many of the annuals and perennials are still putting on a fantastic show. A portion of the proceeds from the sale support the ongoing development and maintenance of the gardens at Tower Hill.
Admission to the Gardeners' Emporium is FREE, and there is no charge for parking. An indoor Rose Show at the Garden is also taking place on the same day.