Gwinnett Technical College’s Environmental Horticulture program is hosting its 17th annual community plant sale on April 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the campus greenhouse facility (Building 600). On opening day of the sale, GTC and the Gwinnett County Public Library (GPL) will present a slate of gardening experts and authors from 10 a.m. to noon.
“The spring plant sale is always a much anticipated event. Our students have been working hard since last fall to fill up our greenhouse with a beautiful variety of plants,” said Aaron Poulsen, Environmental Horticulture program director. “Our partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library brings some outstanding gardening experts on campus to provide attendees some gardening tips and insights for their own home.”
The author’s line-up includes Erica Glasener, horticulturist, author, lecturer and host of HGTV’s A Gardener”s Diary; Vince Dooley, former University of Georgia football coach and an avid gardener; Jim Wilson, author of five bird identification guides and past president of the Atlanta Audubon Society; and Jane Bath, a writer for Southern Living and Better Homes & Garden Magazine as well as author of the popular Landscape Design Answer Book. This event is free and open to the public.# Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The Gwinnett Tech Environmental Horticulture program holds a community plant sale annually to sell the plants the students have grown to the community. Plants for sale include:
- Summer Flowers: petunias, impatiens, salvia, lobelia, coreopsis, calibrachoa, euphorbia, geranium, coleus, angel’s trumpet, zinnia, begonias.
- Perennials: sedum, shasta daisy, setcresia, phlox, hosta, crinum, guara, huechera, amaryllis, calla lily, canna lily, elephant ear, succulents, black mondo, and ornamental grasses.
- Herbs: oregano, thyme, lavender, rosemary, dill, basil.
- Vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, beans, sunflowers.
- Tropicals: night-blooming cereus, cordyline, pothos, philodendron, wandering jew, spider plant, ficus.
- Shrubs: gardenias, fatshedra, shaped boxwoods, spiral junipers, abelia, spirea,
The GTC greenhouse is located adjacent to Building 600 on the Gwinnett Tech campus, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and a diploma program in Environmental Horticulture, plus certificate options that train students for employment as a landscape design technician, landscape/greenhouse installation technician and in floral design.