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Spring Affair April 27-29, 2023

Spring Affair 2023 will be held April 27-29 at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln. 

Tickets Now on Sale for the Preview Sale - Reserve Your Spot to Get the Best Pick of the Plants!

Dinner & Preview Sale -- SOLD OUT!!*
Thursday, April 27
5-9 p.m
Enjoy a cocktail hour and a delicious buffet dinner from 5-7 p.m., followed by plant shopping at the Preview Sale from 7-9 p.m. [doors to the Preview Sale will open at 7 p.m.]
Tickets: $40/members $50/non-members

We're sorry we are sold out of Preview Dinner tickets, but if you still want to make a night of it by grabbing a bite to eat before hitting the Spring Affair Preview Sale, we've compiled a list of our favorite restaurants, all within a 15-minute drive of the Lancaster Event Center. Download the NSA staff's local restaurant recommendations HERE. 

Preview Sale Only
Thursday, April 27
7-9 p.m.

Get the first pick of the best plants at the Preview Sale [doors to the Preview Sale will open at 7 p.m.]
Tickets: $20/members; $25/non-members

General Admission to Spring Affair -- FREE

Friday, April 28
2-6 p.m. 

Saturday, April 29
9 a.m. - 12 noon

Spring Affair will be held in Pavilion 4 at the Lancaster Event Center. Note: This is a different pavilion from previous years. Watch for attendants to direct you to parking (including handicapped accessible) close to Pavilion 4. See the map below; Pavilion 4 is marked in green. 

Volunteer at Spring Affair!

It takes a village to put on an event like Spring Affair, and we certainly couldn't do it without our many volunteers. We have lots of roles to fill, from plant "babysitters," waterers and restockers to cashiers, customer service helpers, plant movers and more. Plus, as a Spring Affair volunteer, you're invited to shop for plants BEFORE the sale starts on Thursday afternoon.

Spring Affair is in the air...come join the fun!

Spring Affair News 

With more than 800 varieties for sale, you might want to plan your plant shopping in advance of the sale. Get a sneak peak at the 2023 Spring Affair plant list:  

Don't Miss These Spring Affair Demonstrations 

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

How to Lay Out a Pollinator Garden
Friday, April 28 at 3 p.m. & Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 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!

How to Plant a Woodland Garden
Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m. 
Presenter: Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Program Coordinator
Bob will walk you through how to make the most of the shaded parts of your yard. Learn which plants thrive in shade to part-shade and how to plant a woodland garden so that it's both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

Herbs for Food and Medicine
Saturday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m. 
Presenter: Bob Henrickson, NSA Horticulture Program 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.