Some of the best garden plants available each spring are to be found at Saturday’s Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Plant Sale.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Botanic Garden, 7950 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge. The sale area is accessed through the new parking lot between the Garden Center and the Children’s Playground.

Available will be a wide variety of beautiful, affordable plants, including culinary herbs, roses, Louisiana irises, daylilies, ferns, gingers, begonias, trees, vegetable plants, native plants, succulents and more.

Many of the plants have been grown by the groups that sponsor the various gardens, including roses, irises and daylilies. Local and regional vendors also will offer plants.

Members of the participating plant groups will be available to discuss the basics of selecting, growing and maintaining the various plants. Proceeds go to development of the Botanic Garden.

The sale is sponsored by the Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation Board, Friends of the Botanic Garden and BREC. The Botanic Garden is a gift to the community built and maintained by members of area plant societies and volunteers. For information about it, email Mary Tharp at