The 11th annual Cumberland County Master Gardener Plant Auction will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 during the Portland Flower Show. The Master Gardener event includes a silent auction from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a live auction at 5:30 p.m., in Buildings 11 and 3, respectively. The space is provided by Portland Yacht Services, across from the entrance to the Portland Flower Show, held at the Portland Company Complex on 58 Fore Street, Portland.
The live auction will include landscape plants, perennials, shrubs and trees from the show’s displays; the silent auction will include items and services donated by participating vendors, including garden centers, landscapers and Master Gardener volunteers.
The auctions benefit the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm and Maine Harvest for Hunger Gardens in Cumberland County.
Registration for the auctions is from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Building 11 or 5:00 p.m. in Building 3. The event is free.
For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact UMaine Extension in Cumberland County, 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or 207.781.6099.
A list of donations can be viewed on the Cumberland County Master Gardeners website.
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