Things have been busy here at the Gardens, and though COVID-19 has changed a lot of our plans, it hasn’t stopped them! We are working hard to find new ways to bring the world of plants to the people of Charlotte, and we hope that you have been enjoying some of them. Though our greenhouses are closed, the number of people visiting the gardens is actually up this year. In March, when everything first hit the fan, we saw the number of visitors decrease, but when April rolled around we saw visitor numbers stabilize and then grow. In the outdoor gardens work hasn’t slowed on Polly’s Sensory Garden or The Carolina Trail. We’re getting close!
But perhaps the biggest news is that we will be having a plant sale this fall! Because of the coronavirus we will not be able to conduct an in person sale, but will instead have an online sale with touch-free pickup. This sale will start on September 19 for our members and about a week later for non-members – details will be sent soon! We are very excited to be able to provide plants to our loyal members and shoppers again. We have missed you!