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Annual spring plant sale announces changes

Mar 27, 2020
Courtesy of: There will be no public cash-and-carry at the Conservation District spring plant sale this year, but pre-order customers can choose from a variety of berries, like these Eden Raspberries.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is making some changes to the Annual Spring Plant Sale. The Spring Plant Sale will be limited to pre-orders only with scheduled curbside pick-up for pre-order customers. There will be no public cash-and-carry sale this year. Doing this will reduce the number of staff needed and ensure safe physical distances when pre-order customers come to Union Fairgrounds to pick up plant orders.

To accommodate those who were planning to shop cash-and-carry, the District is extending the pre-order deadline to Friday, April 10. The plant list includes lots of fruit trees, as well as berries; grapes; asparagus; rhubarb; horseradish; native conifers; deciduous trees; shrubs and perennials.

At this time, pre-order pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. To limit the number of people onsite at any one time, the District will contact all pre-order customers to schedule curbside pick-up at Union Fairgrounds in 15-minute time slots. The District will keep all customers informed of any changes in response to changing conditions.

To place a pre-order, go to to order online or download a catalog or order form. For any questions about the sale, ordering, pick-up or plants, please email or call 596-2040.


Plants like this yellowwood will be available to pre-order customers at the annual spring plant sale this year. (Courtesy of: Missouri Botanical Garden)
Pictured is ninebark, another plant available to pre-order customers at the Conservation District spring plant sale this year. (Courtesy of:
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