About the Chelsea Area Garden Club
Founded in October 1997 with 12 charter members, Chelsea Area Garden Club was originally affiliated with the Federated Garden Clubs of Michigan. The Chelsea Area Garden Club currently has over 50 members from Chelsea, Michigan and the surrounding communities.
The mission of Chelsea Area Garden Club is to:
- stimulate the love of gardening,
- encourage and assist in community beautification,
- promote environmentally responsible horticultural practices and
- encourage all forms of conservation through education and demonstration.
2014 Spring Plant Sale
The Chelsea Area Garden Club will hold its 16th annual plant sale 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 10, at the Chelsea Community Fairgrounds, 20501 W. Old U.S. 12 in Chelsea.
Thousands of sun and shade plants, including perennials, herbs, vegetables, wildflowers, ornamental grasses, daylilies and shrubs, will be on sale. The majority of plants sell for $5 or less.
“Gardeners are able to buy good quality, healthy plants at reasonable prices. All the plants are grown locally so the chances are they will grow well in most gardens in Washtenaw County and the surrounding area,” said Mary Randolph, a charter member of the Chelsea Area Garden Club. She and Cathy Gillem are co-chairs of this year’s sale.
Plants, donated by the club’s more than 65 members, neighbors and friends, are organized by type, including whether they thrive in sun or shade. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and help customers transport purchases to their vehicles.
The plant sale is the organization’s major fundraiser. Proceeds from the plant sale are used for civic beautification and scholarships and grants for horticulture-related community projects, Gillem said.
For more information, call 734-475-9748 or visit http://chelseagardenclub.com/