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Master Gardeners to hold Plant Expo and Garden Market

Post Date:04/16/2019 4:38 PM
LAWRENCE—The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will hold their annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township, on the grounds of Mercer County Stables.

This year’s Expo will feature popular perennials, trees and shrubs home-grown by Rutgers Master Gardeners, a garden market with top-notch vendors from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and a second-hand sale of gardening tools and books. Meet local growers and purchase a wide variety of native plants, woody ornamentals, perennials and herbs for your home landscape. For the vegetable garden, an assortment of organic tomato seedlings will be available, including Rutgers varieties and heirlooms, as well as a selection of organic pepper seedlings, hot and sweet. Plan to arrive early for the best selection! Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you choose the right plant for the right place, and Mercer County Horticulturist Margaret Pickoff will be available to answer your gardening questions. Visit for a complete listing of vendors and other sale details.

Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 1440 Parkside Ave., Ewing, NJ. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the county, and answer home horticulture questions through the Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the Rutgers Master Gardener program, the Mercer Educational Gardens or other Extension programs, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (609) 989-6830 or visit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County website at

Cooperating agencies: Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture and county Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director's Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, (848) 932-3584.

Master Gardeners Plant Expo
Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County, from left, Gary DeLiberto of East Windsor, Mike Gliddon of Lawrence, and Charlie Maack and Samantha Dechiario of Ewing dig, divide and pot plants for the 2019 Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County Plant Expo and Garden Market.

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