Plant exchange and sale at Jamestown Audubon

Date(s) - Friday, May 16, 2014
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


A plant exchange and sale will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Exchange plants, knowledge, tips and tricks with other gardeners. Take plants in pots (no plastic bags) or money, and exchange or buy plants and take them home. Labels including the name of the plant, color (if known), and sun/shade preference are appreciated.

This event started out as a place for people to exchange extra plants with other gardeners. It grew to include donations from nurseries, a sale option for those just starting out who don’t yet have extras, and some seeds and informational displays.

Plants are priced based on condition, species, and size. Donations from local nurseries provide some friendly and in-demand plants; those will be cash only.  Plants donated by individuals are available for exchange.

Not all plants will be accepted on exchange, and it is not an even one-for-one exchange rate. Tickets are given as credit when plants are brought in and can be used towards the purchase of new plants. Audubon reserves the right to refuse certain plants based on species or condition.

If you are interested only in donating, plants can be dropped off at the Nature Center on Thursday or Friday, May 15 or 16. If you are interested in volunteering, Audubon can use volunteers on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17 for repotting, set up, answering questions and clean-up.

The plant exchange and sale benefits Audubon’s gardens. To volunteer, call Audubon teacher/naturalist Katie Finch at (716) 569-2345.