Van Engelen bulb collage. Permission to use for fundraiser ONLY.
Image by From Van Engelen Website

Now until 9/23/20! Shop the MGV Bulb sale fundraiser to brighten your spring garden.


2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Bulb Sale

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12:15 AM - 11:45 PM

It's time to order bulbs! These will arrive in October to plant and brighten your spring garden! 

To help you decide, check out the bulb sale sell sheet and order form - a Master Gardener-curated list of their favorite bulbs they have grown successfully, covering a variety of colors and bloom-times (March to June/July). In addition, there are suggested groupings of bulbs to meet your specific garden needs:

  • Early bloomers
  • Deer resistant
  • Pollinator favorites
  • Shade tolerant
  • Naturalizing bulbs

Please also consider donating to our Garden Angel Program. Master Gardener Volunteers will be planting bulbs in an underserved community in Ithaca, NY. Each $1 will purchase one bulb to share the joy of flowers and color popping up in the spring!

This bulb sale will be happening online from now until September 23rd. Top-quality bulbs are from Van Engelen, the wholesale branch of the popular John Scheepers Inc. garden supplier. Contact-free pickup will be in the parking lot of CCE Tompkins in mid-October. Exact timing will be announced after bulbs are shipped from the supplier.

Due to COVID-19, the annual Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale was downsized, and MGVs were unable to host their usual sales booth. This fundraiser will help replace that lost income and cover Master Gardener Volunteer program costs.

For more information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Tompkins County, visit: To sign up for our upcoming online class, “Selecting & Planting Bulbs” on Wednesday, September 16th, visit:

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Last updated September 14, 2020