Newport News, VA (September 14, 2022) The Native Plant Sale at the Virginia Living Museum is experiencing extraordinary interest, and the public is urged to take advantage of the Member Preview Sale on Thursday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“If you are not yet a member of the Virginia Living Museum, this is the perfect time to become one,” says Kristina Mulpur, Senior Director, Guest Engagement. “The Member Preview Night is your chance to beat the crowds and access the widest variety of plants before they sell out during the weekend sale.”
The Virginia Living Museum Native Plant Sale features over 157 different species, and is one of the largest native plant sales in the country. “VLM staff and volunteers work year-round propagating a wide variety of native plants for our spring and fall sales,” says Darl Fletcher, the Virginia Living Museum’s Horticulture Curator. “Our hope is to introduce gardeners to native plant species they can use in their landscaping that will attract and support native insect and animal species.”
During the sale, the Horticulture Department team will be available to help gardeners choose plants based on the planting site and the desired style of their overall garden design. Many gardeners choose native plants in order to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife to their yards.
The Public Native Plant Sales will be held September 17 and 18, 24 and 25 (if plants are still available) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Memberships can be purchased in-person or online at: https://thevlm.org/join/
The Virginia Living Museum is a leader in natural living exhibits! Native Virginia mammals, marine life, reptiles, amphibians, birds, plants and planets are presented in natural ecosystems and honored for their ability to connect people to nature through educational experiences that promote conservation.
Accredited by both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (living exhibits) and the American Alliance of Museums (non-live collections), the Museum’s high standards are its hallmark, as only fourteen institutions share this designation in the country. Community volunteers outnumber staff by approximately 5:1 for incredible mission delivery. The Museum is a certified Virginia Green attraction dedicated to environmentally friendly practices and education.
Created by the Warwick Rotary Club and Junior League of Hampton Roads in 1966, the Museum is an independent 501c3 organization, a successful public/private partnership with the City of Newport News and all guests.
Located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News (I-64, exit 258-A), hours are 9 to 5 daily. Learn more at thevlm.org, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or call 757-595-1900.
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