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FloraFest Native Plant Sale

Last Updated on Thu Apr 12 11:24:40 MDT 2018

Originally published Mon Apr 09 14:14:51 MDT 2018

By lfmartinez6

UTEP Communications

What: 2018 FloraFest Native Plant Sale
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
Where: Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, corner of Wiggins Way and University Avenue on the UTEP campus


The UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will present FloraFest, the annual event where shoppers can choose from more than 2,000 native and desert-adapted plants and visit with local Master Gardeners or other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home.

Most of the plants sold at FloraFest are not available at local nurseries or retailers. This is the only fundraising event for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens and is the largest sale of its kind in the region.

This year’s FloraFest will include a guest lecture from David Cristiani at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27 in the Undergraduate Learning Center (UGLC), Room 116. Cristiani will present about the ecological reasons to cultivate arid land gardens, especially in our Chihuahuan Desert; detail designs that work and don’t work; and assist in solving typical garden design issues. Reception to follow.