Two student horticulture programs are hosting spring plant sales, and your garden wants you to go

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It’s not really spring until the Academy at Virginia Randolph and the Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage host their plant sales. Students at the two schools have been hard at work preparing plants for the annual events. There’ll be a large selection of flowers, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets at terrific prices. Enjoy your own vegetables and fruits this summer! Want to attract pollinators? Both sales feature lots of flowers that will bring bees and butterflies to say hello. 
 
Academy at Virginia Randolph Annual Spring Plant Sale
The students at Virginia Randolph have grown some amazing-quality plants this year: petunias, geraniums, lantana, new guinea impatiens, caladiums, begonias and many more. They also have stunning combination planters and can customize a planter for you onsite. Cash and checks only please.
 
When: April 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060
  • 4-inch vegetables and herbs are $1.50
  • 4-inch annuals and houseplants starting at $3 (6-inch are $5)
  • 1-gallon perennial daylilies and iris are $5
  • 8-inch hanging baskets are $7
Advanced Career Education Center Greenhouse and Landscape Plant Sale
The sale features a huge variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Pick up vinca, marigolds, morning glory, sedum, coreopsis and delightful coneflowers. Vegetables and fruits include peppers, cucumbers, watermelon and many varieties of tomato. Cash and checks only please.
 
When: April 30 and May 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where:Advanced Career Education Center at Hermitage, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
  • Hanging baskets starting at $10
  • Four-packs are $1.50
  • Succulents starting at $2
  • Pots: 3.5-inch for $1, 4.5-inch for $3 ($4.50 for deep pots) and 6.5-inch for $5
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