Snug Harbor’s Plant Sale Scheduled for May 5

Rare annuals, tender and hardy perennials, peonies, irises, and herbs on sale

Release date: April 17, 2018

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Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is pleased to announce our Plant Sale for Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. The Plant Sale takes place on the beautiful 83-acre Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace, at the Perennial Garden and Carl Grillo Glass House Lawn. The event is rain or shine.

“We’re excited to welcome the community to our annual Plant Sale,” said Greg Lord, Snug Harbor’s Director of Horticulture.  “Anyone who loves Snug Harbor’s gardens will be inspired by our selection, and our Horticulture team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.”

On sale will be unusual and hard-to-find annuals, tender and hardy perennials, herbaceous peonies, various iris species, and cultivars. Many plants will be suitable for outdoor containers.  Snug Harbor horticulturalists will be available to help with plant selections, to give professional advice, and to answer questions. Seedlings include various herbs, broccoli, chard, eggplant, kale, tomatoes, and peppers, all grown without the use of chemicals, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. The NYC Compost Project will also be on hand to give away 15-pound bags of DSNY Compost while supplies last.

Members of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden are invited to attend the exclusive members-only preview sale on Friday, May 4 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. To join as a Snug Harbor member and take advantage of exclusive offers like this all year long, visit

About Snug Harbor
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America. It consists of 26 historical buildings, numerous distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre campus. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor is now a distinguished arts center where history, architecture, visual and performing arts, environmental science, agriculture and horticulture provide dynamic experiences for all ages. Snug Harbor is also home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum and the Staten Island Museum. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.

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