Barefoot Gardeners’ Plant Sale sprouting up this weekend

Date Published: 
May 12, 2017

Coastal Point • File Photo: These are just some of the plants that were available during a past Barefoot Gardeners Plant Sale.Coastal Point • File Photo: These are just some of the plants that were available during a past Barefoot Gardeners Plant Sale.Fenwick Island’s Barefoot Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 13, kicking off a summertime focus on area homes and gardens — including a very famous “house.”

The proceeds from the plant sale, according to club member Karen Dudley, help the club fund several community projects, including beautification of the town of Fenwick Island, the gardens at the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, participation in Operation Seas the Day, scholarships for area students, and programs at the Brandywine Assisted Living facility west of Fenwick Island.

In addition to many varieties of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables, the sale will also include pre-planted containers. Club members will also be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on plant combinations that work well in area gardens.

Also available at the plant sale will be tickets to the Barefoot Gardeners’ new Coastal Garden Tour. Scheduled for June 29, the group’s first-ever public tour will feature 10 gardens in the Fenwick Island area. Several of the homes are located inside the town of Fenwick Island, while others are located in Keenwick Sound, The Refuge and other communities along Route 54 west of Fenwick.

A special attraction on the tour will be the gardens at the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Dudley said.

Tickets for the garden tour will be available at the plant sale. Later in the month, tickets will be available at Fenwick Island Town Hall. Tickets purchased in advance will be available for $25 per person; they will also be available on the day of the tour for $30 per person. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek.

The Barefoot Gardeners Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, rain or shine, at Coastal Highway and James Street (across from Pottery Place). Plants will also be available for sale on Sunday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the same location.

For more information on the plant sale or the garden tour, call Karen Dudley at (443) 206-0567 or Lois Twilley at (410) 251-2120.