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Clovis Botanical Garden fall plant sale and fair Oct. 17

Plants aplenty will be at the Clovis Botanical Garden.
Plants aplenty will be at the Clovis Botanical Garden. Special to The Bee

Central San Joaquin Valley-friendly plants will be the focus of the Clovis Botanical Garden’s annual fall plant sale and festival on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Pat Wynne, treasurer for the garden that’s run by volunteers, says plants will range in price from around $15 to $40, and the majority will be “drought-tolerant plants, somewhat frost-resistant plants, and things that do well under the conditions in the Valley.”

Admission is free. The event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the garden, 945 N. Clovis Ave., will also include food vendors, informational booths and garden demonstrations.

A number of volunteer master gardeners and people with the California Native Plant Society will also be present to offer advice. Wynne says the sale will be a great time to buy plants, as autumn’s cooler weather is prime for planting.

The sale will also be an opportunity for people to check out some recent additions to the 3-acre garden oasis. A Mediterranean garden was installed in November and a small native plant garden will be planted by the start of 2016.

At noon Oct. 22, the public is also invited to a groundbreaking ceremony at the garden, followed by a free lunch, for a new large, outdoor shade structure that gardeners plan to rent out for events and weddings.

Carmen George: 559-441-6386, @CarmenGeorge