Five Fall Plant Sales in Sarasota-Manatee

Dive head first into fall plant sales as some of Sarasota’s most informative and intriguing local plant merchants return with an abundance of new flora to sell. Some local vendors have also included lessons on how to take care of your plants and become a better gardener.

Sale of autumn plants from Palma Sola botanical parks

Madagascar pine

Palma Sola’s Botanical Fall Plants Sale returns with an array of plants, artisans, crafts and food for sale. You will find exotic plants, like the Madagascar screw pine, and learn where they come from, what they are used for and how to take care of them. Free entry. Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 9800 17th Ave. NW, Bradenton.

2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Fair in Palmetto

You can purchase locally grown herbs from the Sarasota Master Gardener Plant Sale.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Fair has become a staple in Sarasota, and this year they are once again offering affordable plants for sale. Sift through a collection of houseplants, orchids, vegetables and herbs grown by the master gardener while you search for your next favorite plant. Master Gardeners also provides tips on how to properly care for your new, friendly plants, such as the amount of sunlight required, the amount of water required, and which plants are available that are best suited for beginners. Sign up for free tickets. Saturday, October 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., UF / IFAS Extension Manatee County, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto.

15th Annual Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale in Sarasota

The domestic leek is a common succulent.

The Master Gardeners also organize another annual Volunteer Plant Sale, this one in Sarasota. You’ll find plenty of information on sustainable gardening methods, landscaping issues, various plants to choose from, such as the succulent sempervivum tectorum (also known as the house leek). Free entry. Saturday, October 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., UF / IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.

Funky Foliage Pop-Up Outdoor Community Plant & Art Sale

Local plant and art merchants and sellers will come together for the Funky Foliage pop-up specializing in funky plants such as Algaonema (also known as the Chinese evergreen, but the Greek name makes it more exotic) and works of art. Free entry. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 3918 Carolina Ave., Sarasota.

Hands-on lesson on happy houseplants

With all the plants you will have this fall, it might be a good idea to learn how to handle them. This course teaches participants the ins and outs of caring for houseplants. Participants will also be able to buy some plants after the course. $ 35 per person. Saturday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto.

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