Posted by on March 28, 2018

On the morning of April 14, there will be a lot of activity at Weymouth Center as gardeners throughout the region know to be ready before the gates open for the annual Dirt Gardener’s Plant and White Elephant Sale!

The Dirt Gardeners are the dedicated volunteers who maintain the beautiful grounds at Weymouth and many of the plants are propagated on-site while others are chosen specifically because they do well in this area with its challenging soil and weather conditions.

plants in a row

Plants & Garden Items for Sale

Signature price-friendly plants, such as perennials, shrubs, trees, groundcovers, vines and herbs, many of which attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and various pollinators, will be for sale.  The White Elephant portion of the event offers many unique garden-related items. Special containers, garden tools and gardening books are among the offerings at bargain prices. 

An annual tradition for many experienced and novice gardeners alike, the plants offered are known for their hardiness.  The Dirt Gardners take many of the plants from local gardens.  Donated by homeowners, the plants are dug, divided and propagated across the course of the winter, and include natives and ornamentals.  Whether you want lilies, hosta, iris, pearl bush, camellia, ajuga, lamb’s ear, butterfly bush, salvia, green shrubs, flowering plants, herbs, or you are looking for shade or sun, these and many more are for sale along with expert advice on selection, planting methods and care. 

The white elephant portion, added several years ago, includes a broad variety of garden accouterments.  Ornaments, urns, pots, tools and books and a variety of other items are all to be had for inexpensive prices.  The savvy buyer can purchase not only the plants he needs but also the items to plant in and with. 

Bring a wagon if you have one, as there is always more to choose from than your arms can handle!

The sale is from 9am-1pm. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit cards please.

wheelbarrow in front of flowerbedsAdvice from the Garden Experts

Experienced gardeners from the Weymouth Center Dirt Gardener Volunteers and the Moore County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be available to answer questions and to help load vehicles.

Buyers may want to bring a small cart or wagon to gather purchases. 

Support Weymouth’s Cultural Landscape

Proceeds from the Plant and White Elephant Sale are used to develop and maintain the Weymouth Center gardens, which are open to the public every day, free of charge.

The Weymouth Center Dirt Gardeners welcome anyone who enjoys gardening and who can work for a few hours on either Tuesday or Friday mornings. Men, women and families welcome. No expertise necessary. 

For more information:

For information about becoming a Dirt Gardener Volunteer, donating items for the White Elephant Sale, or for help in transporting large items, call 910.949.3999.

Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is located at 555 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines and is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and home to the NC Literary Hall of Fame.

For more information call 910.692.6261 or follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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