SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — 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. Oct. 7 and 8 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center in historic Nacogdoches.

The sale will feature an array of hard-to-find, “Texas-tough” plants, with an emphasis on native, pollinator-friendly selections, garden favorite perennials and trees, including Japanese maples, magnolias and bald cypress. A list of all available plants will be posted on the SFA Gardens website two weeks before the sale.

This very popular event raises money for the operations of areas under the SFA Gardens umbrella, including Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and Kingham Children’s Garden.

During this year’s sale, attendees will also have the opportunity to donate to SFA Gardens’ environmental education program to help bring children’s events back to the gardens as the program recovers from the 2020 closure.

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

For more information and a list of available plants, call (936) 468-4404 or visit sfasu.edu/sfagardens.