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Botanical Garden Festival
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Cooler weather means it’s time to plant, and Georgia Southern Botanical Garden has a wide variety of old-fashioned favorites and native plants for your home garden at its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale. The festival is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission charge.
    This year, children can experience “Made in the Garden” as they play games, have fun with arts and crafts, and let their imaginations soar as they explore the Garden. There will be pumpkin and gourd decorating, natural dyes, peanut butter making, face painting, and even donkeys to pet. There will be a Farmers Market with produce from Heritage Organic Farms and French and other breads from Sugar Magnolia Bakery. There will also be a demonstration on grinding grains for bread.
At noon, cloggers will be performing on a stage in the farmyard.
    The highlight of this annual festival is the plant sale which will feature a wide variety of shrubs, trees and familiar and unusual annuals and perennials to add to your garden. There also will be a selection of native plants.
    As always, there will be music, food, and a country store.
    Two special art exhibits are planned. The first is a special exhibit in conjunction with the GSU Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art of horse sculptures by GSU graduate and nationally known artist Eric Strauss. The second is an exhibit by the members of the Statesboro Art Association. The festival and exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, call the Garden at (912) 871-1149. 

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