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NOTL Horticultural Society annual plant sale is May 11
The NOTL Horticultural Society’s annual plant sale returns May 11. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society’s second-biggest fundraiser is coming back to town.

The annual plant sale, one of the significant events for the society after its Garden Tour, is May 11 at the Meridian Credit Union Arena in Virgil.

The event runs from 9 a.m. till noon, rain or shine.

“I think it’s important for the town. It brings the Horticultural Society into people’s minds,” said Susan Dodd, one of the event’s co-ordinators. “Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its gardens.”

About 30 volunteers help run the sale, which attracts 200 to 300.

The members of the society donate a variety of perennials and ground covers for the sale as well as small shrubs and house plants.

There also will be annuals, ferns in hanging pots, organic herbs and artisan tomatoes from local growers available for sale.

Last year, the sale raised $3,500. Some of that money went to encourage gardening by students at Crossroads Public School and St. Davids Public School.

The society also donated money to Niagara College, to the garden behind the NOTL library and helped plant trees and daffodils in the town gardens.