Schedule for Bulb & Plant Mart 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018: Opens 4:30-7 p.m.
Early-bird shopping and a party on the patio featuring live music and light bites. Admission is $20.
Friday, October 12, 2018: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free.
Location: St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard
Read about the 75th Anniversary Bulb & Plant Mart in the
Houston Chronicle Garden Club of Houston bulb mart helps get the city blooming again, Melissa Aguilar, October 6, 2017.
Read Tarra Gaines’ Flower power: 74th Annual Bulb & Plant Mart brings life back to Houston gardens after the flood, Culture Map Houston, October 11, 2017.
Read 75th Annual Bulb Mart, The Buzz, October 12, 2017.
Heidi Sheesley from Treesearch Farms – Gulf Coast habitat plants
Lanson Jones – landscape architecture
Shelly Rice – beekeeping
Horticulture-award winner and past president of the Garden Club of America: Nancy Thomas will be on hand throughout the show to discuss plants that merit attention.
The GCH Bulb & Plant Mart began on the steps of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 76 years ago as members sold bulbs and plants from their own gardens. Today, the Mart offers top-quality bulbs. Examples of bulbs offered for sale include: Amaryllis, Anemones, Crocuses, Daffodils, Freesias, Hyacinths, Irises, Ranunculi, and varieties of Tulips and Watsonias.
Experienced and beginning gardeners alike will find an expanded collection of hard-to-find and unusual Crinums, Daylilies, Gingers, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and citrus plants, including exclusive offerings grown specifically for the Mart from the gardens of GCH members. The Plants that Merit Attention Booth, hosted by Nancy Thomas, our horticultural award-winning GCH member and Past President of The Garden Club of America, will be featured on Saturday morning and will offer noteworthy selections collected specifically for the Mart. Additional special exhibits will include the live butterfly tent from The Museum of Natural Science Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Conservation Booth, which will feature a variety of native and drought tolerant plants curated by experts in ecological conservation and education.
The proceeds from the Mart are used for the purposes of stimulating the interest in and knowledge of gardening, enhancing the beauty of our city, and protecting and restoring our fragile ecosystem. Our seven ongoing projects and the recipients of last year’s Community Contribution Grants can be found on the Community page.
We enjoy sharing our love of gardening with you. Thank you for your support of The Garden Club of Houston.
Learn about gardening with bulbs:
Click here for Horticulture Guide 2017.