Saturday–Sunday, May 18–19 and May 25–26
10:00 am–4:00 pm
(The sale takes place outside the museum’s main entrance at 5785 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY.)
For over 17 years, gardeners in Central New York have relied on the Heritage Plant Sale at The Farmers’ Museum for hardy, distinctive plants. This year, the sale expands to two weekends, ensuring everyone the opportunity to select from the variety of quality plants.
Gardeners can purchase plants and cuttings from the museum’s Botanical Specimen Garden. Many of the plants on sale were propagated from hardy, well-established rootstock by Patrick MacGregor, supervisor of Thrall’s Pharmacy at the museum. Plant varieties on sale include sweet cicely, mugwort, valerian, foxglove, and coneflower (Echinacea). Heritage plants are more characteristic and make an excellent addition to any gardener’s landscape.
For a headstart on vegetables, MacGregor reports, “I have started a selection of vegetables including squash, tomatoes, cabbage and cucumbers.” Seeds for flax and woad, which was used to produce dyes for royal robes, will also be available.
The museum’s store also has many new gardening items, such as accessories and the latest gardening books. Decorative pots make perfect gifts for gardeners.