TTU Garden Club plant auction set for Tuesday, April 19

Tennessee Tech University’s Garden Club is hosting its annual plant auction at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion.

The sale benefits the College of Agriculture and the annual $1,500 Ruby Marson Horticulture Scholarship Award.

The Garden Club makes the scholarship award each year to a senior who is completing course work leading to a degree in horticulture or nursery and landscape management at TTU. Criteria considered in awarding the scholarship are grades, financial need and other scholarships received by the candidate.

A wide variety of trees, shrubs and bedding plants will be available, and the public is invited to view the plants prior to the auction.
Garden Club members provide some of the plants, while others are produced by the TTU School of Agriculture or donated by area nurseries and garden centers.

The purpose of the TTU Garden Club is to promote an interest in the planting and care of home gardens and grounds and to collect and share information on all topics relative to the growing of flowers, trees, shrubs, fruits, vegetables and lawn care.

Free refreshments will be served to those attending the auction, and Dr. Donald Tansil will serve as the auctioneer.

For more information about the plant auction or the TTU Garden Club, call president Bob Armour at 931/646-4646 or vice president Jed Young at 931/372-3251.