(Rome, Georgia) – The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.


GNTC Plant Sale
Jeffrey King of Rome inspects a plant that will be sold at GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale April 18-21.

The sale will end at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and then from Wednesday, April 19, to Thursday, April 20, the sale will last all day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchases may be made with cash or check.


The sale, hosted by GNTC’s Horticulture program, was extended from two days in previous years to provide customers with additional time to make a selection. The first three days the sale will be open until 6 p.m.


“We wanted to give more people that evening hour after work to come by,” said David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC.


GNTC Plant Sale
Evan Farrow of Lyerly prepares some hanging baskets for the GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale April 18-20.


Items being sold include a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants, and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, and more.


“We will have various varieties of all the plants,” said Warren. “There are probably five or six different varieties of petunias, three or four different kinds of marigolds, and four or five kinds of tomatoes.”


The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check.


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.