NACOGDOCHES – The annual Fabulous Fall Festival plant sale at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Mast Arboretum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in the lower arboretum parking lot at 1924 Wilson Drive in historic Nacogdoches, Texas.
The event features the annual fall plant sale fundraiser benefiting the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, and educational programs hosted at the gardens.
According to Dawn Stover, Mast Arboretum research associate and sale coordinator, a wide variety of hard to find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including proven perennials and Texas natives. This year’s sale will feature the rare Mexican sugar maple (Acer skutchii), an SFA Gardens exclusive. Some of the better performing and hard to find azaleas will also be available, along with a large selection of drought tolerant plants.
The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information and a list of plants for sale call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on “upcoming events.”