THE Plant Sale

2017 Save the Dates:

May 5 – Preview Party

 Host admission at 5:00pm; General admission at 6:00pm

May 6 – Public Sale

9:00am – 5:00pm

May 7 – Public Sale

11:00am – 3:00pm

Make your reservations now for

The Preview Party!

RAIN OR SHINE

Click on the links below for online registration.

Call 513-221-0981 – ask for Terry.

All admissions include:  

  • Complimentary Valet Parking (on Oak Street at the Green Learning Station entrance near Reading Road)
  • First pick of fabulous plants
  • Dinner-by-the bite
  • Open bar
  • Silent auction
  • Live music by Ricky Nye

75th Anniversary Sponsor

8 admissions to the Preview Party
Recognition in THE Plant Sale marketing communications and signage during THE Plant Sale weekend
Thank you message on Reading Road marquee May 2-7, 2017
Recognition on Preview Party invitation (if received by 3/15/17)
Seating at a reserved sponsor table at the Preview Party
$10,000

Gold Sponsor

6 admissions to the Preview Party
Recognition in THE Plant Sale marketing communications and signage during THE Plant Sale weekend
Seating at a reserved sponsor table at the Preview Party
$5,000

Silver Sponsor

4 admissions to the Preview Party
Recognition in THE Plant Sale marketing communications and signage during THE Plant Sale weekend
Seating at a reserved sponsor table at the Preview Party
$2,500

Plein Aire Table

Reserved table outdoors on upper or lower patio
6 admissions to the Preview Party
Early admission from 5-6 pm
$1,500 per table

Cottage Table Sponsor

Reserved table in the Cottage
4 admissions to the Preview Party
Early admission from 5-6 pm
$750 per table

Host

Includes recognition on website and signage during THE Plant Sale
Early admission from 5:00 – 6:00 pm
$125 each / 2 for $200

Individual

Admission at 6:00 pm
$75 each / 2 for $125

 

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To make a donation to support the mission of the Civic Garden Center click the above link.

 

 

Originating in 1960 as a plant swap, the sale has grown to include a Friday night ticketed event known as the Preview Party, coined “the best little plant party in town”, by Cincinnati Magazine.  On this first evening guests enjoy dinner by the bite, wine and beer, silent auction, entertainment, special attractions, and most importantly, first pick of the plants for sale. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public and customers line up before the sale starts at 9:00 am on Saturday morning. Sunday promises the same high quality, unique and expertly selected plants, with shopping beginning at 11:00 am.

While you’re at the sale, visit our Corner Shop in the lobby of the CGC facility to find well made garden tools, hand crafted garden related gifts, eco-chic and up-cycled items for the gardener, organic seeds and fine garden hats.

Proceeds from THE Plant Sale support the programs of the Civic Garden Center: Community Gardens, Youth Education, Schoolyard Gardens, Green Learning Station, CGC Gardens and Grounds, gardening classes and workshops, Hoffman Library, as well as facility operation and organizational expenses. Your support helps to keep the CGC (and your garden) growing!

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Carts and wagwheelborrowons are supplied, but in high demand! Please bring your own wagon, basket or cart to carry plants through the sale and out to your car.

Parking is available through valets on Friday night.  Saturday and Sunday, parking is available at the Hand Surgery parking lot across Oak Street, and several other nearby locations.  Park-a-Pot stations are set up throughout the site and in the CGC parking lot to assist you in keeping track of your plants while you’re at the sale and to make getting them to your car easier.

Plants are paid for at a central Check Out Station in the CGC parking lot.  A new checkout system, implemented in 2015, helps our volunteers process customers as quickly as possible.  Grouping your plants plants together by type (i.e. Annuals, Herbs, Veggies, etc.) helps assure a quicker check out.  Cash, checks and all major credit cards are accepted.

See you in May!

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