116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Gardeners itching to get planting will want to circle the calendar for these upcoming area plant sales. Due to the pandemic, some of these sales were either put on hold for the last two years or moved to online, but all are back in person this year.
Johnson County Master Gardener plant sale
The Johnson County Master Gardener plant sale was on hiatus the two years, but is back this year. Johnson County Master Gardeners will hold its Garden Sale and Flea Market, its 13th one, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at the Johnson County Fairgrounds Building B & C in Iowa City. A wide range of perennial flowers, vegetables and herbs, shrubs and woody plants, as well as flea market and Mother’s Day gift items will be available for sale. Shoppers may select unique gifts at the Butterfly House Silent Auction. The Butterfly House is open to the public during the Johnson County 4-H & FFA Fair.
The Flea Market will sell previously-owned garden tools, plant containers, equipment, yard art, books, and other items.
People doing some spring cleaning are welcome to donate items to the Master Gardeners program. All items must be clean and in working order. No chemicals, please. Flea market donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Building B at the fairgrounds.
Proceeds from the sale support 4-H Awards, Kirkwood Community College Horticulture Scholarships and Johnson County Master Gardener programs and operations.
Linn County plant sales
Linn County Master Gardeners is expanding its popular Spring Plant Sale to two days this year — from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at the American Legion, 625 31st St., Marion. For sale will be vegetables, flowers, herbs, houseplants and native plants — all grown by expert Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners also will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.
Friends of the Nature Center will hold its Spring Plant and Art Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on May 7 at Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. For sale will be wildflowers, geraniums, vegetables and art work. There also will be the “Potting Shed,” which offers gently used garden tools and yard art.
Friends of Noelridge will hold its annual Mother’s Day Showcase in person this year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. People are encouraged to come explore the greenhouse and enjoy tropical plants, cactuses and houseplants. Annuals, native plants and fairy gardens will be for sale.