SPRING AFFAIR Plants Workshops Preview Party Vendor List Sponsors Volunteers

  Largest Gardening Event
  in the Midwest


Saturday,  April 23, 2016 | 9-2 pm    Free admission

Pavilion I at the Lancaster Event Center (map)
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum's Spring Affair features more than 500 different varieties of plants, plant talks, concessions and garden vendors all under the same roof.Plants are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand. Gardeners will find perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs – something for everyone. Plants are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. of Clarkson, Nebraska. And there's plenty of parking available.

The biggest news this year is a 10% discount on Spring Affair plants for Arboretum memberships of $45 or more.

Join now to save money on plants AND Preview Party tickets. *You will need proof of membership at the plant sale checkout.

Sign up for the Preview Party Fri. April 22 

Sit-down meal and Live Music 6-7:30; Plant sale 6-9 p.m.

       The 30th annual Spring Affair opens with the Preview Party and plant sale on Friday, April 22. The plant sale runs from 6-9 p.m. but the sit-down meal will be served ONLY from 6-7:30 p.m. The meal includes barbecue pork and chicken sandwiches, green bean almondine, loaded baked potatoes, garden salad and brownies or peach cobbler, with a vegetarian option available with request. During the 6-7:30 p.m. meal, you can also enjoy live music from Osage, a unique acoustic trio that uses violin, guitar and bass for a wide range of music—southern rock, classic rock, 90s, country and contemporary, as well as some of their own.

      The plant sale runs from until 9 p.m., during which time you can browse tables of perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, vines and annuals to find just the right plant with the help of plant experts.

This event is a fundraiser for the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.

Want to save money on plants AND check out fast? Become an NSA Member

Members of Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will have an Express Checkout Line available during the plant sale. Last year, over 4,500 people attended Spring Affair and purchase more than 45,000 plants. This is a great membership perk! Not yet a member? Join here.
Be GREEN and bring boxes or flats to take your plants home!
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

Barcel Landscape Products, Inc.








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