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2016 Spring Plant Sale

BVGC! What an amazing and fantastic day at the Spring Plant Sale today!

We will have some some numbers to report soon, but before we do...

I want to thank EACH and every ONE OF YOU for all the effort! We started digging and potting in late March and worked hard thru late April. Cathy Downard led an amazing crew at the potting tables and our plants were in great shape today. She sort of became my 'go to' person when I
had Master Gardener things that kept me at you Cathy!

I am afraid to try and start naming all of the other individuals who made
significant contributions because I am afraid of leaving someone out
inadvertently, there were DOZENS of BVGC who made this possible.
All the diggers, potters, those who cleaned up plants, watered plants,
marked plants, priced plants, moved plants....SO MUCH WORK and
SO many people pitching in!

And you and thank you for your love, support and encouragement!

It was fun! Not bad for MY FIRST BVGC Spring plant sale.

Alycyn Culbertson

2015 Spring Plant Sale



The Bella Vista Garden Club Spring Plant Sale was very successful this year, thanks to tremendous local support and GRRREEEEEAAAT Weather. This is our most important fundraiser to support the Garden Club Mission of beautifying Bella Vista and Northwest Arkansas.   

Our greatest thanks must go to the Diggers and Potters under the supervision of Co-Chair Val Courter. I think they had the most fun as they saw the gardens up close, made friends with the garden visionaries, and restocked their own gardens with the broken and wounded plants put into new garden ideas. This was the place to get new gardening experience. The teamwork and companionship on repotting plants was definitely accentuated by the supplies of donated potting soil   and biosoil from Kitty's supply system. The many master gardeners who came out to help us pot were really appreciated as they well know, but we need more of them next year. A special honor goes to Master Gardener Lou Jasper, who seems to have earned the vote of "most knowledgeable plant professional" in our garden club, but she led Co-Chairman Marilee Leonard, a lowly MG trainee, in naming and pricing hundreds of unknown plants. "Get Knowledge!"  


Many thanks must be sent to those who allowed our gardeners to dig plants from their beautiful gardens for our sale. Many of our own members dug and potted their own contributions for the sale. We have moved overstocked supply of plants from the students of the University of Arkansas Horticulture Club for several years for 50% of the revenue generated and appreciate using them as a supplier. We also received some plants from the Benton County Master Gardeners overstocked supply and appreciated their support. They had a great sale also.


We are especially thankful to those who donated supplies from the nursery and gardening industry to the BVGC, namely Scotts, Home DePot, Allen's Grocery, Diamond Manufacturing Company and the Village Wastewater Company. Co-Chair Alycyn Culbertson was the Great Coordinator of buying those new signs, getting out the flyers, coordinating the Allen's support, etc. so everyone would know we really have a Bella Vista Garden Club. She was the front line of coordination and idea person between BVGC and the Master Gardeners where she proved what a "mover and shaker" really does. We had Ray Matkowski, Roy Leonard and Bill Hodges building potting benches, hauling plants, negotiating donations, and doing necessary pachyderm support to make the Spring Sale a real success. SMASHING BEAUTIFICATION TIME! 


A J Morris, Jr., PhD, Plant Sale Chairman

The Spring Plant Sale was a smash.  Net profit for the Plant Sale is $2,901.38.  Also, a big thank you goes out to Jack Kennedy and his friend Ed Moczydlowski for giving the club the proceeds of their golf ball sales, $363.00.  Adding the golf balls into Ways and Means, the grand total will be $1,350.35.  I also want to thank all of those who worked quietly behind the seine showing up at the diggings and helping when needed.

Kate Pilarski, Club President



2014 Spring Plant Sale 

The sale raised over $2,000 for Scholarships and other Club Projects.

2013 Spring Plant Sale

Despite being rescheduled Due to the inclement weather the Spring Plant Sale was a great success. We had wonderful weather and many customers.


2012 Spring Plant Sale 

Another successful sale.


2011 Spring Plant Sale