Adkins Arboretum to Hold Nursery Clearance Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD - OCTOBER 1, 2010)

Adkins Arboretum will hold a one-day fall nursery clearance sale Sat., Oct. 9 at its Native Plant Nursery. A large selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and ferns will be discounted 25%. Native plants provide food and habitat for wildlife, improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and make colorful additions to home landscapes, whether in a perennial border, a woodland garden or a restoration project.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will coincide with the Arboretum's Festival of Leaves, a special day to celebrate the Arboretum in its autumn glory with live music, entertainment, educational displays, food, games and crafts for kids. Shoppers may reach the nursery via the Arboretum service entrance on Eveland Road, Ridgely, or hop a hayride from the Festival.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and redesign its entrance to broaden educational offerings and public outreach initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.