Find new plants, old standbys, garden art and accessories at the Northshore Garden Show and Plant Sale. The show runs Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, at the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds in Covington.
The Annual Garden Show and Plant Sale attracts more than 2,000 people and is designed to showcase nurseries in the St. Tammany area. 35 plant vendors will display dozens of varieties of flowers, green plants, trees, and shrubs.
New features this year include more benches, ATM machines and ‘The Market Place’, a new tent with vendors selling garden art such as wind chimes, bird lovers accessories, sculptures, planters and woodwork as well as various gardening tools.
A plant corral holds purchases while visitors continue to shop. More wagons will be available this year for shoppers to gather purchases, but there is a limited supply, so those attending are encouraged to bring their own wagon.
In the children’s area, young ones are invited to decorate a clay pot and plant a vegetable such as a tomato or bell pepper, which they will then get to take home.
LSU AgCenter horticulturists and St. Tammany Master Gardeners will speak on both days each hour on gardening topics. Speakers include Julian Lane, presenting “Backyard Beekeeping”, Arlene Kester, former President of the American Herb Society with “A Season for Herbs”, licensed horticultural architect Eric McQuiston “Landscaping 101”, LSU AgCenter specialist Dan Gill presenting “Some Like It Hot” and Pat Newman of The Folsom Nursery with “Azalea’s A – Z”, just to name a few! Bring a clipping from your sick plant for a diagnosis by the ‘Plant Doctor’, Nick Singh.
Admission to this event is $3, and includes free parking. There will also be concession stands with food and drink available. This event is presented by the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Master Gardener Association, and proceeds will benefit the Bobby Fletcher Sr. College Scholarship Foundation, helping to provide scholarships to horticulture or agriculture students. For more information visit: www.LsuAgCenter.org.