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Don Wade of D&B Crafts shows his products to clients. More than 65 vendors will display an array of products for sale like birdhouses, honey, soaps and creams, yard art and more.

Get out of bed this weekend and head to The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County Garden Fair and Plant Sale. The event is Friday and Saturday, April 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jim R. Miller Park. The event will take place rain or shine under the big top pavilion. GO!

A team of Master Gardeners will be selling native and hard-to-find trees and shrubs, flowering perennials, roses, hostas, herbs and more as well as to answer questions.

“It’s a unique opportunity to buy plants grown by Master Gardeners for reduced prices and meet the vendors. While they’re making these purchases, that money is going back into making the Cobb County community a better place,” said Larry Long, the event project chair.

Many of the plants for sale are not found easily. “Some of our vendors will be selling plants that are unusual and hard to find. Some of these plants you couldn’t go to (your local chain nursery) to buy,” Long said.

“We’re even going to have a native Azalea vendor from Tennessee. Native Azaleas are real popular with the gardening set,” Long said.

More than 65 vendors will display an array of products for sale like birdhouses, honey, soaps and creams, yard art and more.

“They’re just fun to go around and see. There’s something for everyone. There are just all kinds of things. This is a family friendly event,” Long said.

The sale supports the community. “The event raises $6,000 to $7,000 net profit that goes back into the community,” Long said.

Jim R. Miller Park is at 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta, 30008. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit cobbmastergardeners.com.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She has written for the MDJ since October 2000. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at 404-713-7318.

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