It’s time to dust off your gardening gloves and dig in the dirt again! Eagerly anticipated by area gardeners, the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale will be held this year on Saturday, April 8th and Sunday, April 9th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sunday.


Sale co-chairs Ruth Forrester and Susan Hortman will once again lead a dedicated group of volunteers who help to make the sale a big success each year. As expected, they have selected the finest plants suitable for growing in our area from several well-known regional nurseries. All plants are healthy and fresh—they’re delivered the day before the sale.


The sale will feature over 30 + varieties of herbs, along with beautiful organic vegetables, native, and unique heirloom plants. Plenty of annuals and perennials will be available, allowing customers a chance to refresh their sun or shade plants after the fall drought and harsh winter. Knowledgeable volunteers and Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you select the right herbs and plants for your garden.

Shoppers may also purchase beautiful containers at the sale, or bring their own clean pots for Nan Henson and her team of volunteers to design and plant on-site.


New plants featured in this year’s sale include a “mojito” mint, a “ginger” mint, pink chintz thyme, figs, sunflowers, mini bell peppers in various colors, and a minibel tomato that is perfect for growing in containers. In addition, there is a pre-order sale for large trees and shrubs with limited availability. Visit the museum’s website to see this list of plants, then call to order ahead of the sale.


Credit and debit cards will be accepted in addition to checks and cash.  All proceeds benefit Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home. The Herb & Plant Sale is sponsored by Friends of Chieftains Museum, Inc.

Be sure to mark your calendar for April 8th and 9th and come to the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale!


For more information about the sale or the museum, visit or call (706) 291-9494.