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Spring Affair is the Midwest’s biggest plant sale & garden event, held annually the 4th weekend in April

Pavilion I at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84 in Lincoln, lots of free parking

2017 EVENT INFORMATION:  Spring Affair Plant Sale April 22, 2017 | 9-2 pm FREE admission

Preview Party April 21, 2017 | 6-9pm  (tickets required; meal served ONLY until 8pm)

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum's Spring Affair features more than 700 varieties of plants, with garden talks, concessions and vendors all under the same roof. Plants. Perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials and vines are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand and provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. Trees and shrubs are from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Saturday plant talks are listed below:

Become an Arboretum member to receive a 10% discount on plants and a discount on Preview Party tickets. Basic memberships can be purchased along with your Preview Party ticket below...

Sign up for the Preview Party April 21

Half hour plant talks will be followed by a “walk-about” through the plant sale tables:
10-10:30. “Tough Plants,” Mark Canney, Park Planner and Urban Designer for Lincoln Parks and Recreation
11-11:30. “Gardening 101: I’ve got my plants, now what?” Justin Evertson, Green Infrastructure Coordinator for the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
12-12:30. “Brighten the Corners of Your Landscape with Container Gardening” Terri James, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dept. Agronomy & Horticulture, Nebraska Extension Educator

Spring Affair Sponsors 2017