This two-day event is designed to engage all of UNL Extension faculty with UNL research and creativity activities for the purpose of:
• Gathering the campus community in robust conversation around the concept of an engaged university for all Nebraskans,
• Fostering collaboration between UNL Extension professionals and the research and creative works of UNL faculty,
• Expanding Extension professionals’ capacity for engaging in translational, high-impact research for Nebraskans, and which align with Extension’s strategic objectives,
• Encouraging new working relationships that advance UNL’s research and creative impact.
Spring Affair 2014 kicks-off with the Preview Party on Friday, April 25 from 6-9 p.m. Be the first to shop our great selection of plants at the Spring Affair Preview Party!
Savvy Nebraska gardeners know that Spring Affair is a BIG event--and sometimes involves big crowds. But you can beat the crowds and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience complete with hors d'oeuvres, music and time to find & purchase unusual as well as native plants. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions or assist you in making a selection.
Advance tickets are $25 for Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) members and $35 for non-members.
Reservations can be made:
Online at nsatickets.com
or by calling the NSA Office at 402/472-2971.
On Saturday, we open the plant sale to the public, so hurry out on Friday for the best selection of plants. Spring Affair is a great way to start the gardening season! Visit the Spring Affair website at http://springaffair.unl.edu for plant lists, educational offerings and volunteer information.
Spring Affair, the midwest’s largest gardening event, will be Saturday, April 26 at the Lancaster Event Center from 9-4 p.m. More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “Talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof.
Plants are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand and are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. of Clarkson, NE. Gardeners will find perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs—something for everyone.
Admission to the sale is free. The plant sale, plant talks and vendors of garden art, sculptures, furniture and other items are all under one roof in Pavilion I, on the northeast edge of the Lancaster Event Center. Plenty of parking is available just north of the building.
Be GREEN this year... bring boxes or flats to take your plants home!
Visit the website below to access this year's plant lists, education offerings, and volunteer information.