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Spring Affair April 25-27, 2024

Spring Affair 2024
April 25-27
Sandhills Global Event Center (formerly called the Lancaster Event Center)
4100 N. 84th St., Lincoln.
The sale will be held in Currency Pavilion (formerly Pavilion 1). 

Spring Affair is a busy three days! To get the first pick of plants and beat the crowds (and enjoy a fun evening), consider registering for the Preview Party and Preview Sale. All ticket purchases benefit the Statewide Arboretum's mission to Plant Nebraska. 

Preview Party & Preview Sale -- UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Thursday, April 25
5-9 p.m.

Enjoy a cocktail hour (cash bar) and a delicious buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m., followed by plant shopping at the Preview Sale from 7-9 p.m. (doors open to the Preview Sale at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $45 for NSA members (which includes one complimentary drink ticket) and $55 for non-members.

Preview Sale Only
Thursday, April 25
7-9 p.m.

Get the first pick of the best plants at the Preview Sale (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Tickets are $20 for NSA members and $25 for non-members. Purchase in advance or at the door. 

General Admission to Spring Affair -- FREE
Friday, April 26
2-6 p.m. 

Saturday, April 27
9 a.m. - 12 noon

Not an NSA member? Click here to become one today (and get a 10% discount off all your Spring Affair plant purchases!). 

Spring Affair News 

With more than 800 varieties of perennials, grasses, herbs, trees and shrubs for sale, you might want to plan your plant shopping in advance! Get a sneak peak at the 2024 Spring Affair plant list:  

Don't Miss These FREE Spring Affair Plant Talks (and Walks)! 

Take a break from plant shopping and enjoy one or more of these free demonstrations on Friday and Saturday: 

Herbs for Food and Medicine
Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m.

Presenter: Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Prog. Coordinator
Got some "thyme" on your hands? Bob will teach you how to use a variety of common herbs to get the most out of their culinary and medicinal benefits.

Tree Walkabout—Arbor Day Feature!
Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m.

Presenter: Justin Evertson, NSA Green Infrastructure Coordinator
Take a guided tour through our tree and shrub collection and learn which native species will work best in your landscape. 

Spring Affair Hidden Gems
Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m. 

Presenter: Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Prog. Coordinator
We might be familiar with tried-and-true popular perennials, but there are hundreds of other lesser-known plants that will add plenty of pop to your garden. Bob will point out some hidden gems that every gardener should consider for their landscape. 

How to Lay Out a Pollinator Garden
Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. 

Presenter: Sarah Buckley, NSA Sustainable Landscape Coordinator
Overwhelmed by how to organize the plants you're about to purchase into a beautiful and functional pollinator garden? Sarah will show you how!