Holston Hills: The plant sale returns

Nick Della VolpeEast Knox, Our Town Outdoors

Dogwoods, Azaleas, Cherry Trees and Red Buds are in bloom, as East Tennessee has burst into spring, adorned in many colors! That return triggers Holston Hills Garden Club’s 9th Annual Plant Sale, to be held at the Community Park, located on the corner of Chilhowee Drive and Holston Hills Road, across from the Holston Hills golf course.

Neighbors have been busy digging, dividing and potting plants, and gathering garden tools and outdoor decor for the sale: Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. And yes, resident bakers are rolling up their sleeves and firing up their ovens for homemade cakes and goodies, to be served with beverages for browsers, or enjoyed later at home.

Holston Hills Garden Club maintains the pocket park where the sale will occur

We know you are eager to scratch the dirt back home now that the threat of frost has passed. So, come to Holston Hills and examine the wide variety of flowers, veggies and other plants, potted arrangements, wall hangings, wrought iron pieces, garden accents and white elephant wonders seeking a new home. Stop by and enjoy coffee and home-baked goodies – something to please the whole family – as you peruse the plantings and colorful grounds of the park, and meet some of our gracious volunteer hosts.

The event will include information about gardening from our knowledgeable members and advice from local tree guru, Terry Raby, whose Airtech Tools business supplies garden tools to reduce labor and assist in planting and nurturing trees.

Free Parking is available on the side roads surrounding this pocket park. Small wagons and brute muscle power will be available to help you load your car or truck.

The Holston Hills Garden Club (part of larger Community Club) was formed in 1937, evolving over several generations. The club uses funds from the Garden Sale to improve the Park as well as neighborhood plantings.

So, bring the whole family and enjoy the outdoor fun!

Nick Della Volpe is a lawyer, a gardener and a former member of Knoxville City Council.


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