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Fall events slated for the Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern

Fall Plant Sale, Nov. 4-5

Find the perfect plants to beautify your yard during the Botanic Garden’s annual Fall Plant Sale, set for Nov 4-5.

Although spring may seem like the ideal time to plant, Garden experts say it is now, when plans have a chance to root in before the hard work of making leaves and fruit during the warmer months. During the plant sale, the Garden will have experts on hand to offer advice and help pick plants for your needs.

All proceeds support the Garden’s educational and horticultural programs.

The sale is open Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch and Learn, Nov. 14

Are mushrooms more related to people than plants? Where do they grow? How can you grow them? How can you eat them?

Learn the answers to these questions and many other fungi facts at the Garden’s “When it Rains, it Spores” Lunch and Learn event at noon, Tuesday, Nov. 14, featuring regionally recognized mushroom expert Ancil Jacques.

Jacques is the go-to-guy on fungi in our area, and forages and grows mushrooms to provide them to regional restaurants. Enjoy a lunch at the Garden while Ancil shares useful information on popular fungi.

The cost of the Lunch and Learn event is $20, and includes lunch and the lecture. Reservations are required and can be made at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/garden/events.

Poinsettia Sale, ongoing through Nov. 15

The Garden’s popular poinsettia sale is underway, and pre-orders can be made online through Nov. 15.

Choose from large, florist-quality varieties including the traditional red and white, pink, ice punch, jingle bell, marble and tapestry poinsettias to help with your holiday decorating and gift giving.

Pickup is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Garden, and free delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plants. View varieties and order at GerogiaSouthern.edu/garden/events.

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