Coastal Gardening Festival set for Saturday in Kill Devil Hills

Published 8:36 am Thursday, May 18, 2023

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The Dare Master Gardener Volunteer Association is holding its Coastal Gardening Festival on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Thomas A. Baum Senior Center at 300 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills.

The highlight of the festival is the extensive plant sale, featuring a wide variety of plants grown by local Master Gardeners, including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables and house plants. There will also be over 40 vendors offering garden art, pottery, refreshments and a wide variety of handcrafted items.

Plenty of fun things for the kids will be available, including several activities offered by various vendors. The “Ask A Master Gardener” booth will be available to answer your gardening questions as well as provide information about the plants you may purchase. The Dare Master Gardener educational booth will highlight the “power of succulents,” featuring information and resources related to caring for and maintaining succulents. Visitors to the festival may take a self-guided walking tour of the arboretum, where they will discover many flowering and native plants that thrive on the Outer Banks.

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There is something for everyone to enjoy. The festival will be held rain or shine and admission is free.

All proceeds from the event benefit the arboretum and the education and outreach programs of the Dare County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, in association with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Dare County. For more information, call the Dare County Extension office at 252-473-4290.