Plant Exchange

The Society holds two plant exchanges per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. These are held at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo in the Auditorium. A $2.00 parking fee is in effect for the Spring event.  These are "member only" events, but memberships are available at the door for $10.00.

How does it work?

Members bring plants which have outgrown their space and need to be divided, or they may bring some extra special plant that they want to share with others. Please label plants and indicate if they prefer sun or shade. Plants donated get put on tables provided. Participants receive a ticket as they enter the auditorium. As your ticket is drawn you have the opportunity to choose from any plants that have been donated. After three rounds of draws, or when all participants have chosen three plants, we usually have a free for all in which everyone can take any plant material still remaining.

What if I don't have any plants to bring?

Some of you are just starting out and may not have any plants to bring. No problem, you can still participate because as a rule there are plenty of plants to go around. Along with the exchange we usually have refreshments and dainties. So if you have no plants we ask that you bring some desserts or dainties to share.

Something Extra - Plant & Bulb Sales

In the last few years the Society has brought in plants for the Spring plant exchange. The profit from the sale of these plants helps to keep membership costs down, and assists us in providing information meetings in the Fall and Winter. Since lots of greenhouses focus on annuals, the choice in perennials is sometimes pretty small, so we focus on bringing in some plants that may ordinarily not be readily available. Last fall we brought in some bulbs for sale. Since it was our first venture into bulbs we kept it pretty basic. We have been approached by our membership to expand this service and to bring in some different varieties, that may push the zone boundaries.

2017 Dates for Plant Exchanges

Tuesday, May 30 -    6:30 pm Plant Sale starts
                                7:00 pm Plant Exchange
                                $2.00 parking fee is in effect at the park
 
Sunday, September 10 -  1:00 pm Bulb Sale starts
                                        1:30 pm Plant Exchange
                                        Parking free