Plantaholic Frolic Hits the Road

Plantaholic Frolic Hits the Road LogoSaturday, April 28, 2018
Visiting Lawrence Area Nurseries.

 

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At our recent Garden Symposium, speaker Kelly Norris spoke of a condition that is common to gardeners where we head out in the Spring to buy a few plants, black out and end the day with a car load of plants.

Well we at Gardeners Connect like to take a bus load of gardeners out in the Spring turn them loose in nurseries and see just how full we can back a bus. Best of all you won’t break any traffic laws when you black out, because we have a professional driver.

A view of Henrys' Plant Farm. One of the stops sure to tempt and delight on the 2018 Plantaholic Frolic.
A view of Henrys’ Plant Farm. One of the stops sure to tempt and delight on the 2018 Plantaholic Frolic.

On this year’s Plantaholic Frolic we will be returning to one of our perennial favorite nurseries and sponsor of Gardeners Connect events like Garden Symposium, the Henrys’ Plant Farm. Filled with some of the best quality plants around at prices you can fill up the little red wagons they provide without going broke. They also have some display garden to wander, and farm animals to enjoy the antics of.

We will then head into Lawrence to our favorite water gardening superstore, Water’s Edge. They too have been sponsors of Gardeners Connect and loyal members as well. They have more than just water plants. They have fountains, pots, statuary, art and a whole boutique filled with garden fare.

Gardeners Connect members Margaret Ferman and Della Turner happily shopping for plants in the rain. Della was one of the first people to sign up for the 2018 Plantaholic Frolic.
Gardeners Connect members Margaret Ferman and Della Turner happily shopping for plants in the rain. Della was one of the first people to sign up for the 2018 Plantaholic Frolic.

We will then fuel up with a quick bite to eat and a Chinese buffet before heading back out for the afternoon plant buying challenge.

Our first stop in the afternoon will be Vinland ValleyNursery, a small nursery that often carries a selection of plants not often found around town. Unusual tomatoes, annuals and tropicals are just a few of the things you might find.

Our final stop of the day the Flower Farm. A large nursery specializing in bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, tropicals, houseplants and blooming plants of all kinds.

Our very own membership coordinator Pam Frost with one of her acquisitions at the 2017 Plantaholic Frolic
Our very own membership coordinator Pam Frost with one of her acquisitions at the 2017 Plantaholic Frolic

We will start and end our trip at the Kauffman Foundation parking lot at 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64112. They have been a generous supporter of Gardeners Connect in letting us use their parking.

The bus will begin loading by 7 a.m. with a 7:15 a.m. departure time. With and anticipated return time of 6:00 p.m.

The cost of the Plantaholic Frolic trip is $55 and includes lunch. You can register online or mail a check to Gardeners Connect at 6911 NW Blair Road, Parkville, MO 64152.

Register early as this trip always sells out. This trip is non-refundable and and will depart rain or shine. You may transfer your tickets to another party should you not be able to attend.

You must be a member of Gardeners Connect to go on this trip. Membership is just $30 for a year.

For more information, email questions to info@gardenersconnect.org or call Brian Chadwick-Robinson at 913.302.4234.

See you on the bus!