Philipstown Garden Club’s Plant Sale This Saturday

Annual sale takes place at North Highlands Fire House on Saturday, kick-off cocktail party at Boscobel on Friday 

The Philipstown Garden Club will be holding their annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19 at the North Highlands Fire House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  For sale will be members’ plants planted and grown locally by garden club members in their own gardens and freshly dug up for the sale.  There will also be colorful annuals and herbs plus a bake sale.  A roving band of garden experts will be on hand to assist with any questions you may have.

To kick off the sale there is a cocktail party and silent auction the evening before, on Friday, May 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. under the tent at Boscobel.  Access to the tent is through the herb garden and admission is free.  A few special plants will be available for sale that evening.  Items in the silent auction include Yankee/Red Sox tickets, a Whiteface Lodge Vacation on Lake Placid, an exotic timeshare for a week and a private boat ride around Manhattan for four.

This annual fundraiser supports the efforts of the Philipstown Garden Club in continuing their internship program, which has been running for 15 years.  The program offers five summer positions to juniors and seniors in high school.  They are placed in local environmental organizations for the summer, and receive a stipend of $1,000.  To date the program has placed 75 young students in these positions, some of whom have gone on to study environmental sciences.

Please come, meet your neighbors, bring your friends and enjoy an evening under the stars at Boscobel. Not only might you end up with a vacation spot or a wonderful dinner out — you will be supporting a worthy cause.

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