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Ready for spring? The Woods Hole Public Library’s 47th annual Plant Sale will be held on Sat. May 12 from 9 till noon, rain or shine. What makes this sale so unique is that almost every plant is donated by local gardeners. Find the most successful Cape Cod perennials, favorite veggies, and annuals at great prices!

The annual plant sale at the Woods Hole Public Library is one of the highlights of spring in Woods Hole.  The sale has been running since the mid-1970s and has become a vital source of operating funds for the village library.  This year the sale will be held on Saturday morning, May 12, from 9 AM-Noon on the Library lawn, 581 Woods Hole Road, spreading to the adjacent Museum lawn at 579 Woods Hole Road.

Almost all the plants in the sale are donated, so the sale is one of the best places to find locally successful perennials, as they are dug from local gardens where they have become too successful and need to be thinned. People donate not only their perennials, but also shrubs, ferns, herbs, and other garden plants to this annual “Plant Swap” benefiting the Library. As always, big beautiful dahlia tubers are expected. Interesting varieties of tomatoes and peppers, vegetable and flower seedlings, and herbs are also grown especially for the sale by gardeners in the community.

During the week before the sale (May 5-11), donated plants, preferably labeled, can be dropped off in the library courtyard anytime during the week. If people need help transporting or digging their plants, the Library’s team of devoted volunteer gardeners will come to pick them up. For those who are doing their own digging, there will be free pots in many sizes available at the Library’s lower entrance.

For assistance, call the library at 508-548-8961 or email whpl.plantsale@gmail.com.