More than 100 species of woodland flowers, prairie plants, ferns, shrubs and trees will be for sale, all under one big tent on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
Organizers said more people are gardening with native plants and recognize that the naturalistic approach improves the ecology of the land and enhances an area’s bio-diversity.
A native garden reduces the need for fertilizers and herbicides, and attracts birds and butterflies, organizers said.
Rain gardens can increase the amount of water filtering into the ground by 30 percent while enhancing the beauty of your yard and neighborhood.
Experts will be at the Arboretum’s Wildflower Tent throughout the sale to answer questions. The Friends of the Arboretum sponsor the sale annually to benefit Arboretum projects.
The UW Arboretum is located at 1207 Seminole Highway.