Friends of the Horticulture Farm
The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a nonprofit organization composed of interested citizens, Vermont Master Gardeners, and horticulture industry professionals working to provide stewardship of the Horticulture, Education, and Research Center (HREC) at the University of Vermont, a 100-acre property in South Burlington, located less than five miles from the main campus.
The Friends sponsor programs that intrepret the diverse plant collections and educate the general public about gardening, ecological landscape design, small-space food production, and more. Most programs are free to members which is a benefit to our supporters.
The Annual Plant Sale, now in its 24th year, is the principal fundraising event and involves many hardworking volunteers and generous nurseries, growers, and garden centers in Chittenden County and surrounding areas - see a list of plant donors below. This year's event will be held on July 14th, 2018 - mark your calendars! Friends can shop early beginning at 9am (sale opens to public at 10am) which is another perk of keeping annual membership current.
Membership in the Friends is easy - just click on one of the links below. Annual contributions are due at the start of the year and are tax-deductible. Friends receive a quarterly newsletter, free admission to most programs, and early admission to the popular Annual Plant Sale (which means great deals on the good stuff).
Remember that many local businesses have a matching gift program that will stretch your contribution dollar. Please contact your employer for the appropriate forms and send them to us when you renew your membership or give a donation. Some businesses will match your contribution, dollar for dollar to keep your gift going even further.
Students $15.00 OR 2 Volunteer Work Days
Would you like to volunteer at plant sales, workshops, work days,
or on our newsletters or organizational admin?
These nurseries from around Vermont have donated plant material, soil, time, or other resources to help the Hort Farm Thrive. Thanks to all of our donors!