(Last UPDATED 2/28/2023) Description and review of the Shepard Garden & Arts Center Annual Spring Sale held each year in March. NEW: See “Update” below.
Original Blog Post
On Saturday I strolled over to the Shepard Garden & Arts Center to check out the Spring Sale. It was sprinkling as I walked which was welcome, as Sacramento is behind on our annual rainfall. In fact, Sacramento set a record in February 2020 with 0.00% precipitation.
About the Spring Sale
The various garden clubs and other clubs that utilize the Center join together to hold the annual Spring Sale each year as a fundraiser. At the sale you can find all types of plants, flowers, art, jewelry, yard art, hand-made crafts and collectibles. As always, admission and parking is free.
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Not looking for anything in particular, I walked around the premises – both inside and out – stopping to check out several plants that had caught my eye.
I also chatted with several of the vendors who indicated that upcoming shows at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center may well be cancelled and/or postponed because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus.
After making the circuit I headed back to a display table that held a variety of succulents. Succulents are both low maintenance and attractive, and I had been thinking about adding some to my back yard.
At the end of the table sat some beautiful specimens of blue echeveria (also known as hens-and-chicks). I checked the price tag – and picked out a good-sized plant for only $10!
The vendor advised me that should one of the “chicks” break off during transit that I should let the break “air dry” for two days and then simply stick it in some plain old dirt. That certainly sounds easy enough!
To sum up, after an enjoyable time perusing the various items for sale, I headed home feeling very pleased with my purchase!
(2/28/2023) The 2023 Spring Sale will be held on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.); Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
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Shepard Garden & Arts Center Spring Sale Snapshot:
- 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 (East McKinley Park)
- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Free admission
- Parking: Parking lot and street parking
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