Ready, set, dig: Belfast Garden Club seeks community donations for annual plant sale


BELFAST – As they dig and divide this spring, local gardeners are being asked to donate some of their bounty to the popular annual Belfast Garden Club plant sale next month.

The plant sale will take place on Saturday, June 4 (wet date is June 5), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Steamboat Landing and the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St.

The sale, one of the organisation’s biggest fundraisers, marks the start of the gardening season in Belfast. Over 500 plants will be available for purchase along with garden related items such as tools, books, stakes and statues. This year, for the first time, the event will include a silent auction.

Many local nurseries generously donate plants for sale each year, but the garden club also relies on contributions from members and the general public. In addition to gifts from your garden, the club welcomes donations of bouquets of flowers – perennials and annuals – and herbs from local garden centers.

To donate flowers, plants, shrubs, trees or seedlings, contact Paula Smith at or (410) 937-0741. To contribute garden-related items for sale or for the silent auction, contact Drew Laughland at or (617) 834-6798. For more details on the sale, visit

Founded in 1928, the Belfast Garden Club promotes the knowledge and love of gardening, the protection of native flora and fauna and the beauty of Belfast’s public places. Proceeds from the club’s annual plant sale support school programs, camp scholarships, library donations and Belfast’s Public Gardens.


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