About 100 people gathered to purchase hundreds of native and drought-tolerant plants lavender, tomatoes, purple cauliflower, catalpa trees and more at the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club's plant sale in Woodside on sunny Saturday, May 14. It's the first time it's been held since 2016.
The nonprofit usually hosts the sale every two years in the town's Native Garden, located behind the Woodside Library. Organizers planned to host one in spring 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic derailed the event.
"We were excited to have the sale this year and offer our unique and member propagated plants to the community," said Leslie Quist, who co-chaired the plant sale with Alyson Illich. "It was a special day for garden enthusiasts who look forward to purchasing native plants and local offerings from our Woodside-Atherton Garden Club members. The Native Garden is beautiful at this time of year. We encourage everyone to visit it."
The event also featured gardening essentials, planted containers and knives sharpening.
The club was founded in 1928 to help "stimulate and share knowledge about conservation, horticulture, floral design and photography," according to the club's website. Funds raised by the biennial sale help maintain the native plant garden, which the club proposed in 1970.
The group has been involved in a number of local civic projects, including work on gardens at Woodside Priory and Woodside Elementary School, according to its website.
For more information on the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club, go here.