The Belfast Garden Club’s popular Annual Green Thumb Plant Sale will take place Saturday, May 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., Belfast.

A wide array of annuals, perennials and gardening supplies will be available for those spring planting needs. The event will also include the popular white elephant sale and a gardening reference table. This information station will be attended by two club master gardeners of whom customers may ask questions about the plants they are purchasing or about managing plantings in their existing gardens. Two master gardeners from the University of Maine Extension Service will also be on hand with information on their programs and to answer questions as well.

The Green Thumb Plant Sale is a benefit for Belfast Garden Club activities in the community and the club’s scholarship fund for higher education.

Plants for the sale have been donated by area nurseries, and greenhouses including: Bahner Farm, Carol’s Collectibles, EBS, Evergreen Valley Farm, Fernwood Nursery & Gardens, Hidden Gardens, Holmes Florist and Greenhouse, Hosta Gallery, Ledgewood Gardens and Greenhouses, Plants Unlimited, and Roots & Shoots.

Any local gardeners who wish to dig and donate plants for the sale are encouraged to label their donations and drop them off at the Boathouse on Friday morning, May 18 between 10 a.m. and noon.

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 many 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 Allee at City Park, Coast Guard Station, Police Station, and Thompson’s Wharf. The club is continuing its work at the Grove Cemetery Chapel area in conjunction with the city of Belfast and with support from both a grant from the Golden Rule Foundation and a private donation. They have updated the hardscaping and planted 31 trees (many of these sponsored as remembrance trees), made the chapel handicapped-accessible, and provided an improved venue for services. The garden club also hosts the Open Garden Days all summer, gives two $1,000 scholarships to a college student each year, donates $500 to the Troy Howard Middle School for their garden, and donates $250 for gardening and related books to the Belfast Free Library and also funds evening speakers there each year.

In addition, BGC also decorates the Belfast Free Library for the holidays and decorates wreaths for the library and for several public gardens around town. The club hosts monthly environmental and conservation talks as well as monthly speakers on garden-related topics at its meetings. All of the meetings and talks are open to the public. The club welcomes new members year round.

For more information visit belfastgardenclub.org or call Corliss Davis 930-3562 or Peg Frees 342-3391.