Garden Fair & Plant Show Planned For May 15

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MOUNTAINSIDE — The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County will bring their popular annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale to the Watchung Reservation in Mountainside on Sunday, May 15, from noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Visitors will be able to pick up some new gardening skills and purchase a variety flowers, herbs, vegetable seedlings, hanging baskets and houseplants. All proceeds will help fund community projects of the Master Gardeners.


Visitors who plan to purchase plants are advised to bring a small wagon.

For more information, contact the Spring Garden Fair chairperson, Joanne Krueger, or 1-908-313-2734.

The Master Gardeners of Union County is a program of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The all-volunteer group cultivates an expansive demonstration garden in the county’s Watchung Reservation. They are headquartered in the county building in Westfield.

Among the Master Gardeners’ many service projects are horticultural therapy, a free gardening helpline, flowers for local cancer patients, community gardens, scholarships and more. Each year the demonstration garden yields hundreds of pounds of fresh produce for donation to local food pantries.

The free Master Gardener Helpline is available from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 1-908-654-9582 or email

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