Don’t Miss the Stan Hywet Plant Sale: A Gardener’s Paradise in Akron


I have exciting news for anyone passionate about gardening or looking for quality plants to spruce up their gardens: Stan Hywet’s annual Plant Sale begins on May 18 at 10 am. This event is not just any plant sale—it’s a unique opportunity to bring a piece of Akron’s history into your own backyard. Located in the Courtyard near Molly’s Shop, the sale offers a treasure trove of plants including perennials, herbs, succulents, and annuals like the stunning lisianthus.

What’s Unique About Stan Hywet’s Plants?

What sets the Stan Hywet Plant Sale apart? Firstly, many of the plants for sale, such as milkweed and lavender, are cultivated from divisions right out of the historic Great Garden. Joe Mihalik, the Greenhouse Manager, emphasizes that not only are these plants adept at thriving in Ohio’s climate, but they also support local ecosystems by attracting pollinators like butterflies. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a casual plant enthusiast, you’ll find plants that are both beautiful and beneficial. This year, you can take home a part of Akron’s botanical heritage and watch as your garden comes alive with color and life.

More Than Just a Plant Sale

Stan Hywet is not only a gardener’s delight but also a cultural gem in Akron, Ohio. It’s the former home of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and has stood as a testament to the cultural and architectural achievements of America’s Industrial Age since its conversion to a museum in 1957. The estate’s gardens are a source of inspiration and beauty, drawing visitors from all over who leave dreaming of replicating its grandeur in their own garden spaces.

Attending the plant sale also means supporting a cherished local treasure and nonprofit organization. Stan Hywet is a crucial part of our community, preserving a piece of Akron’s rich history and offering educational and cultural enrichment. We are so lucky to have Stan Hywet and all the fantastic programming they offer year-round. If you haven’t been there yet, this is a great  By purchasing plants here, you contribute to the maintenance and operations of this historical landmark, helping ensure it continues to be a source of joy and education for future generations.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your garden with plants that are proven to thrive in Ohio’s climate, or you simply want to enjoy a day surrounded by natural beauty and historical splendor, the Stan Hywet Plant Sale is an event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar for May 18, or better yet, become a member and enjoy the exclusive shopping day on May 17. Bring your family, meet fellow garden enthusiasts, and support local efforts to preserve one of Akron’s most beautiful sites. Remember, your garden might not look exactly like Stan Hywet’s, but every plant you take home from the sale is a step toward creating your own personal paradise.

Learn more about all Stan Hywet has to offer in my Stan Hywet review posts.

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