Chattanooga Now Plant Sale begins

Chattanooga Now Plant Sale begins

April 8th, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The Marie Humphreys Spring Wildflower Festival & Native Plant Sale opens today and runs through Sunday.

Hundreds of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers will be available at the three-day sale, which starts today at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Botanical Garden, 400 Garden Road.

For information, call 821-9582 or visit



* 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Native Plant Sale

* 11 a.m. "Beginning Wildflowers 101" (meet behind the barn)

* 1 p.m. "The Life of the Honeybee" (meet behind the barn)

* 2 p.m. Flutterby walk to see butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies

* 3:30 p.m. Guided wildflower walk (meet at barn entrance)


* 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Native Plant Sale

* 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Book signing by Mary Patten Priestley, author of new children's book, "William's Wildflowers," about flowers that grow in the Chattanooga area

* 7:30 a.m. Bird walk starting at Chattanooga Nature Center; call 821-1160, ext. 0, to register

* 9:30 a.m. "Natures Pollinators" (meet behind the barn)

* 10 a.m. Guided wildflower walk of Upper Trail (meet at barn entrance); walk is fairly strenuous; sturdy shoes, water and bug spray recommended

* 10:30 a.m. Flower pressing workshop (meet behind the barn)

n 11:30 a.m. "Introduction to Trail Running" (meet at barn entrance)

* Noon and 2:30 p.m. Guided canoe trips; register with Chattanooga Nature Center at 821-1160, ext. 0; $15 ages 12 and up, $7 ages 4-11, $3 children 3 and under; hat, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray, sunglasses and camera recommended;

* 12:30 p.m. "Flora and Fauna of the Tallgrass Prairie" (meet at rear barn entrance)

* 1:30 p.m. Guided wildflower walk, "Shakespeare's Flowers" (meet at barn entrance)

* 3 p.m. "Hummingbirds, Again!" (meet behind the barn)

* 3:30 p.m. Guided wildflower walk (meet at barn entrance)


* 1-5 p.m. Native Plant Sale

* 1-3 p.m. Live music by Bramble Roses

* 1:30 p.m. "Take a Walk Through Time at Reflection Riding" wildflower walk, focusing on medicinal and edible plants in season (meet at barn entrance)

* 2 p.m. "Spring Babies" program about rescuing wildlife (meet behind the barn)

* 3 p.m. Pond study (meet at upper pond)

* 3 p.m. Guided wildflower hike of Upper Trail (meet at barn entrance); sturdy shoes, bug spray and water recommended