Department of Fish and Wildlife
Annual Native Plant Sale At The Salato Wildlife Education Center Aug. 28
The annual sale of native Kentucky wildflowers will be held at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.
During this public sale, shoppers can choose from numerous species of native plants including favorites like the cardinal flower, purple coneflower, passion flower and many more. All native plants are priced at $5 to $6 each. This sale is only held once a year.
Native shrubs, wildflowers and grasses are the preferred shelter and food source for Kentucky’s wildlife. These low-maintenance plants thrive in the state’s climate and soil conditions. They also require less water than exotic species. Plant experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on creating beautiful wildflower gardens. In addition, visitors can tour the Salato Center and see wildflowers in full bloom.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.