The Belfast Garden Club’s annual Green Thumb plant sale will take place Saturday, May 15, 9-11 a.m., at the Belfast Boathouse (at the harbor end of Commercial Street). A wide array of annuals, perennials, vines, herbs and vegetables will be available and aching to be planted in your garden. Other gardening-related items will also be for sale. The annual plant sale is a benefit for Belfast Garden Club activities in the community and our scholarship fund for higher education relating to the goals of the club.

If you are a gardener and you will be dividing perennials, or starting extra seedlings this spring, please consider donating them to the Belfast Garden Club Green Thumb plant sale. To do so, deliver the labeled and potted plants to the Belfast Boathouse Friday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. For questions about the plant sale, or for alternative drop-off options, call Diane Allmayer-Beck at 338-3105.

The Belfast Garden Club has promoted civic beautification and presented speakers to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening since 1929. The club is responsible for maintaining more than 12 public gardens in the city: The Public Landing, Public Restrooms (Water-Loo), Post Office Square, Belfast Free Library Gardens, City Hall, Margaret’s Point, Crab Tree Alley and Pavilion at City Park, Coast Guard Station, Police Station, Historical Society and Thompson’s Wharf.

This year we are using a $5,000 grant from the Golden Rule Foundation to improve the garden around the chapel at the Grove Cemetery. Look for the pink tulips planted to support breast cancer research that are planted in front of the chapel; they should be blooming soon.

The Garden Club hosts Open Garden Days all summer, gives a $1,000 scholarship to a college student each year, donates $500 to the Troy Howard Middle School for its garden, and donates $250 for gardening and related books to the library each year. It has monthly environmental and conservation talks as well as monthly speakers on garden-related topics.

All meetings and talks are open to the public. The club also donates towards the Christmas wreaths on the city lamp posts and decorates the library trees at the holidays. The club welcomes new members year-round. For information visit