Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., in Nacogdoches.

The sale will feature a remarkable array of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants, including natives, edibles, heirlooms, perennials, shrubs, and trees, with an emphasis on native, pollinator-friendly selections, as well as exclusive SFA introductions.

The featured plants are extensively trialed before being offered to the public and are produced by staff members and volunteers of the SFA Gardens.

Who Benefits? 

This popular event raises money for operations of all the gardens under the SFA Gardens umbrella: SFA Mast Arboretum, PNPC, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden, Jimmy Hinds Park, and the alternative fruits research program.

Parking will be available at SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, 2428 Raguet St., and visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon for their plants.

Native Plants Thrive 

I bought a couple of plants at a sale back in 2019 for some pots in front of my house. They have continued to look great for the past two years, and I don't even water them regularly.

I really need to re-pot them, and put them in from fresh soil. The plants are beautiful and still alive because they are native.

Plants that are meant to be here just do better. I would recommend going to the sale and picking some up for yourself.

SFA Gardens

The SFA Gardens is a 128 acre garden on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

For more information and a list of available plants, call (936) 468-4404 or visit their website.

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