Brentwood Library to host first-ever community Plant Swap

Brentwood Library to host first-ever community Plant Swap


If you’re looking for a way to spruce up your garden this Spring, the John P. Holt Brentwood Library wants to help.

Community Relations Coordinator Sarah Norris said the library will host its first-ever community Plant Swap Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m. for those avid gardeners looking for some new life.

Any seedlings, bulbs or plants are welcome to be donated to the free swap, and organizers ask that all donations be labeled with as much information as possible, including the plant’s name, scientific name, color, etc.

“It’s a great way to pass along extra plants when you have “volunteer seedlings” or your perennials (like irises or daylilies) need to be divided,” swap planner Francie Owens said.

Participants can start dropping off plants for the swap at 10 a.m. at the library, where Norris said they will be given a ticket to gain early access for swap selection. The first to drop off plants will also be first to pick from the selection.

Those looking simply to acquire plants and not swap will be given a chance to do so after the initial groups have swapped.

Norris said the swap will take place on the library’s covered porch, outside its meeting room area.

At some point, Norris said there will also be a demonstration on how to make crafty garden labels using recyclable materials.

For more information on the plant swap or other library activities, contact the library at (615) 371-0090 or Brigid Day at

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