SPRING AFFAIR Plants Workshops Preview Party Vendor List Sponsors Volunteers

  Largest Gardening Event
  in the Midwest


Saturday,  April 22, 2017 | 9-2 pm    Free admission

Pavilion I at the Lancaster Event Center (map)
The largest gardening event in the Midwest! Nebraska Statewide Arboretum's Spring Affair features more than 700 different varieties of plants--perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs. Plants are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand. Spring Affair will also feature free plant talks & classes as well as a variety of garden vendors. Plants are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. of Clarkson, Nebraska. Concessions will be available throughout the event. Ample free parking is available and wagons or carts of any kind are encouraged!

Save with a membership... 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 21 will be available March 1

Sit-down meal and Live Music 6-8 p.m.; Plant sale 6-9 p.m.

       The 2017 Preview Party and plant sale is Friday, April 21. The plant sale runs from 6-9 p.m. but the sit-down meal will be served ONLY from 6-8 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 meal, you can also enjoy live music.

      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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