Out digging hostas for the Garden Fair!
The 2018 Garden Fair!
Garden Fair will be Saturday, May 5, 2018
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Calling all gardeners! Spring is finally here, and with it comes Project GREEN’s Garden Fair
where you can stock up on your favorite garden plants and find some new ones as well......... mark your
calendars for Saturday, May 5, when the Garden Fair will once again take place at Carver Hawkeye
Our 48th Garden Fair will offer a plethora of plants, along with our special gifts table. Since we
are celebrating Project GREEN’s 50th anniversary this year, special gift items will include a
commemorative flower pot mug in addition to our “bee friendly” hats and a selection of charming
planted containers. Raffle tickets will be available for the spectacular “Spring Garden” quilt created by
Pam Ehrhardt. We will be offering Project GREEN Tshirts and tote bags, bearing the bold poppy design
created by local artist Loret Mast. It is now back by popular demand for this special anniversary edition.
At the sale, plant “booths” are marked by colorful hanging banners. At the north end of Carver-
Hawkeye Arena will be the Trees, Shrubs, and Vines. Next will be Sunny Perennials and then the Special
Gifts table. Working your way to the south end of the Arena, you will find Hostas, Shade Companion
Plants, and Groundcovers. Cashier tables and check-out will be at both the north and south ends of the
sale. There will also be an area near the front doors where you can sit and visit with friends, or just relax
with some food and drink after you have finished shopping. Our Garden Fair Café will offer pastries and
muffins, cookies, coffee and juices.
All Garden Fair plants have been grown in our experienced gardeners’ own gardens. They are
choice, hardy plants that will survive Iowa’s weather. As you shop, remember that you can always store
your boxes of plants with the Plant Sitters (we will have two Plant Sitter areas - one at either end of the
plant sale) while you continue to shop and get more! We even have volunteers who will help you carry
everything out to your car on rolling carts. We will also have Greeters who can direct you to your
favorite plants and answer questions.
Local experts will be on hand to answer questions on woodland management, tree pruning,
wildlife, gardening, and more. Project GREEN volunteers will be staffing each booth and can answer
specific questions about their plants as well. Come and enjoy your morning with us! There is no
admission charge and parking is free. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 5.
NEW THIS YEAR: In case you are not able to attend the Garden Fair, we are having a “Day After the Fair
Sale” on Sunday, May 6, at the Ashton House, 820 Park Road, Iowa City, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All remaining plants will be sold at half price, so come shop for some bargains!