Big plant sale starts Friday


More than 100,000 plants will be available for purchase at the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' largest annual plant sale fundraiser. It will be held at the former J.C. Penney at Century Plaza in Birmingham, Ala. on April 11 - 13, 2014.This year's Signature Plants have a golden theme in honor of Birmingham Botanical Gardens' 50th anniversary celebration. {}They are GoldDust™ hybrid mecardonia, Gold Lace coleus, deep yellow calibrachoa, Lucky™ pure gold lantana and golden creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'). They are each $5. All member households will receive a free Signature Plant at the Members-Only Sale on Thursday and on Friday, the first 50 shoppers will receive a free Signature Plant.{}{}Spring Plant Sale Schedule of Events{}Thursday, April 10Preview Party: 5 - 6:30 p.m.($45 in advance, $50 at the door)Members-Only Sale: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.{}Friday, April 11Public Sale: 9 - 7 p.m. (Free){}Saturday, April 12Public Sale: 9 - 5 p.m. (Free){}Sunday, April 13Public Sale: 11 - 3 p.m. (Free){}For more information about the Spring Plant Sale or to purchase tickets to the Preview Party, call 205.414.3950 or visit