Mercer Master Gardeners dig and divide perennials at the home of Master Gardener Kathy Enquist of Princeton in preparation for this year’s Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market to be held May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mercer Educational Gardens in Hopewell Township. From left, Ann Calder, West Windsor; Stephanie Foy, West Windsor; Kathy Enquist; Harri Lynn Nowrey, Hamilton; Teresa Knipper, Princeton; and Linda Shorthouse, Hopewell.

CONTACT:  Barbara J. Bromley
(609) 989-6830
; bbromley@mercercounty.org

LAWRENCE, N.J.-The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County will conduct its annual Spring Plant Expo and Garden Market on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mercer Educational Gardens, 431A Federal City Road, Hopewell Township, adjacent to the Mercer County Equestrian Center. The event will be held rain or shine.

New and exciting this year is a garden market featuring selected top-notch nurseries from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (Go to www.mgofmc.org for a complete listing.) This is a rare opportunity to meet these vendors and purchase a wide assortment of native plants, woody ornamentals, herbs, annuals, perennials and even a bit of garden whimsy! Master Gardener homegrown tomatoes, veggies and perennials will, of course, be in abundance. Back by popular demand is a second-hand sale of garden-related items. Mercer County Horticulturist Barbara J. Bromley will be available to answer gardening questions.

Cooperating Agencies include Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; the U.S. Department of Agriculture and county boards of chosen freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director's Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, (732) 932-5000, ext. 584.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County is a volunteer educational outreach program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Master Gardeners participate in many volunteer programs throughout the County, as well as answer home horticulture questions through their Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, (609) 989-6853, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (March through October) and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (November through February). For more information on Master Gardener educational programs and events, visit www.mgofmc.org.

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