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Mercer Master Gardeners to hold Plant Expo and Garden Market May 6

Mercer Rutgers Master Gardeners, from left to right, Chung Ho (Princeton), May Papastephanou (Princeton), Marge Steinberg (Princeton), Darlene Chamberlain (Hamilton), Stephanie Foy (Princeton Junction), Andre Butts (Lawrenceville), Ann Calder (West Windsor) and Kathy Enquist (Princeton)

LAWRENCE, N.J. —The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will hold their annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township, adjacent to the Mercer County Equestrian Center, rain or shine.


The sale will feature Rutgers Master Gardener homegrown perennials and a garden market of plant material sold by selected top-notch nurseries from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (Visit for a complete listing of vendors and other sale details.) This is a unique opportunity to talk with vendors and purchase a wide assortment of native plants, woody ornamentals and perennials. Rutgers Master Gardener grown select tomatoes will be in abundance, including the popular Rutgers tomato varieties, Rutgers, Ramapo, Moreton, Rutgers 250, KC-146 and Rutgers 39, along with many heirloom varieties. Also a part of the Plant Expo is a second-hand sale of garden-related items. Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley will be answering gardening questions and Rutgers Master Gardeners will be on hand to help choose the right plant for the right place. Plan to come early for best selection and stay to enjoy every aspect the event.


Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 930 Spruce St., Lawrence. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the county, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November through February and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March through October. For more information on the Master Gardener program, the Mercer Education Gardens, or other Extension educational programs, contact Rutgers Cooperative Extension at (609) 989-6830 or visit the Master Gardeners of Mercer County website at


Cooperating Agencies:  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; U.S. Department of Agriculture; and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.  Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director's Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, (732) 932-5000, ext. 584.

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