Spring Plant Sale

The 2014 Plant Sale will be held on Saturday May 17, 9:00am-2:00pm at ITHACA HIGH SCHOOL (MAP)

One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  See our Event Listing which includes this year's date, details and directions!

The Garden Fair & Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden.  Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials. 

Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society. Tompkins County Solid Waste, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program, and The Ithaca Children's Garden.

Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars.  Admission is FREE! Refreshments will be available for sale.


  • A.J. Teeter Farm, Ithaca NY - Vegetable and herb transplants
  • Alpine Acres, Alpine NY - Dwarf conifers
  • Baker's Acres, Lansing NY - Veggie transplants, bedding plants, herbs, perennials
  • Blue Heron Farm, Lodi NY- Certified organic veggie transplants, herbs, annuals, native perennials
  • Cayuga Compost, Trumansburg NY - Locally-produced compost, topsoil and mulch
  • Cayuga Landscape, Ithaca NY - Annual bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, trees
  • Cheryl's Place, Elmira NY - Heirloom and hybrid vegetable transplants
  • Chickadee Farm, Freeville NY - Wildflowers
  • Coldwater Pond Nursery, Phelps NY - Ornamental trees and shrubs
  • Der Rosenmeister, Ithaca NY - Specialty roses
  • Edible Acres, Trumansburg NY - Perennial fruits, herbs, trees, annuals and mushroom logs
  • Graceful Gardens, Mecklenburg NY - Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets
  • GreenTree Garden Supply, Ithaca NY - Locally-blended potting soils and nutrients
  • Grant's Plants, Spencer NY - Veggie and flower transplants
  • Holmes Hollow Farm, Victor NY - Shrubs, vines, perennials, ornamental grasses
  • Horse Head Woodworks,  Gillett NY - Wooden garden trellises
  • Iron Kettle Farm, Candor NY - Veggie and flower transplants, hanging baskets
  • Judy's Greenhouses, Newark Valley NY - Bedding plants, herbs, perennials, hanging baskets
  • Lorraine's Concrete Leaves, Clifton Springs NY - Garden decoration, concrete birdbaths and toadstools
  • Malloryville Pottery, Freeville NY - Handmade pottery inspired by nature
  • Michaleen's Florist and Garden Center, Lansing NY - Annuals, perennials,  tropical plants
  • Pleasant Valley Gardens, Groton NY - Annuals, perennials, herbs, bromeliads, hanging baskets, nursery stock
  • Sound Farm, Van Etten, NY- Blueberry bushes
  • RC's Plants and Produce, Brooktondale NY - Annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, vegetable plants
  • Stoney Creek Nursery, Genoa NY  - Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, tree seedlings
  • The Magic Garden, Newfield NY - Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, hanging baskets, tropical plants
  • The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton NY - Native perennials, trees and shrubs
  • Thomas Fields, Corning NY -Perennials, vegetable transplants, hanging baskets, tufa planters
  • Twisted Tree Farm, Spencer NY - Blueberry, gooseberry, elderberry, pawpaw, mulberry
  • Water's Edge, Lansing NY - Trees, shrubs, perennials, pottery
  • White Oak Nursery, Geneva NY - Native trees & shrubs
  • Wilhides Greenhouse, Spencer NY - Hanging baskets, bedding plants, perennials

Gardening Groups


  • 4-H Cultural Exchange Club - Bagels, muffins, baked goods, hot dogs, toasted cheese sandwiches, drinks


Last Updated: May 13, 2014

Last updated: May 13th 2014 - 3:14pm