The Arlington Garden Club will have their first plant sale and fundraiser in more than a year on May 22 at the parking lot of the Gleneagle Country Club. The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Members of the club donate their plants to the sale to help raise funds that go toward a local scholarship and to local nature-related organizations.
“We haven’t had a meeting in over a year,” said Judy Ness, a member of the Arlington Garden Club, who added that they didn’t have any of their normal fundraisers either this year.
“So we decided we were going to make an attempt to do a plant sale,” she said.
Safety precautions because of the coronavirus pandemic will be taken.
“It’s in the Gleneagle parking lot, which will give us a lot of room to spread out,” said Ness. “We’re following all the CDC requirements which will mean people will likely have to wear a mask."
Ness said the club usually prices their plants out but this year they will be selling the majority of the plants for a donation, except for a couple of the potted plants which will be marked with their prices.
Ness said there will likely be lots of flower varieties available.
The club is also bringing some vendors that have been at their past events as well, including local metal artist Dennis Cant and Bayview Welding & Art who will have metal art available.
“May 22 is also the Saturday of the Gleneagle Community Garage Sale,” said Ness.
“That is why we chose that weekend, since there will be so many people going through there anyway,” she said.
The club uses plant sales to help fund their annual scholarship and other donations.
“Last year during COVID we didn’t have any of our normal fundraisers, but we still gave out our $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior,” said Ness. “And we’re giving out the scholarship this year as well. Actually the search is on right now for that."
Students who plan to study horticulture, agriculture, forestry, husbandry or environmental science and graduate from Arlington, Marysville, Lakewood, Darrington, Lake Stevens or Stanwood high schools are eligible for the scholarship.
For more information about the Arlington Garden Club go to arlingtongardenclub.org.