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2023 Spring Sale Spectacular!

Join us on Saturday, May 13th for pre-order pickups AND same-day plant sale at Livonia DPW! Enter from Farmington Road, just south of the I-96.

This location has handicap accessible parking spaces, a wheelchair accessible entrance to restrooms and wheelchair accessible parking lot where the sale will be taking place. If you have any questions, please reach out to Jackie Heikkila, (734) 927-4906.

Native Plant Sale: 1-3:30pm

Shop SAME-DAY native plants from Designs by Nature, LLC.
Pick up plant plugs, quarts and 1-3 gallon pots of unique, native flowers, grasses and shrubs perfect for your yard. Plant experts will be on-hand to answer any of your questions! Cards and cash accepted.

Friends of the Rouge Members can use their 10% discount on same-day sales! Stop by the membership table to sign up if you’re not already a member. Your membership supports the great work Friends of the Rouge does all year-long.

For Mother & Mother Earth

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14th, need a gift idea? Why waste money on a flower bouquet that will wilt after a week, when you can buy beautiful native plants that will last a lifetime AND support backyard wildlife!

Rain Barrel & Composter Pick-up: 11am-3:30pm

Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels, rain barrel kits, stands, diverters and composters starting at 11am! (Sorry, no same day purchases of rain barrels or composters available).

Native Plant Flats & Kits Pick-up: 1-3:30pm

Pick up your pre-ordered native plant 38-cell flats and native plant kits starting at 1pm! (Sorry, no same day purchases of flats or kits available).

Pick up a copy of Let’s Build a Rain Garden by Sally Wenczel!

An Environmental Children’s book for Adults Too!
West Bloomfield author Sally Wenczel wants to take you on a journey into a rain garden! Through her very own illustrations and prose, she brings her audience to a keen awareness of the impact storms and pollutants are having on our waterways. A runoff area is transformed into a beautiful garden, populated by rich foliage, colorful flowers and creatures like her friendly bee and hummingbird. Folks of all ages will enjoy flipping through the fun, colorful pages and learn along the way! A great addition to ANY personal book collection, classroom, library or community Little Free Library box.

Stop by to meet the author herself and get a copy for yourself. Sally also offers her book reading followed by a deeper dive into Great Lakes Region native plants, green infrastructure and stormwater management- ask Sally to speak at your meeting or event!

Sale Event Map and Traffic Flow

We can’t wait to have you on Saturday! When you enter off Farmington, stop at our Welcome tent before the gate to be directed where to go depending on if you will be picking up a pre-order or just stopping by for the plant sale.

For Pre-Order Pickups, please follow the yellow (right side) arrows up to the Pre-Order tent to receive your items. We will have cones, signs and folks guiding traffic to get you where you need to be. If you would also like to shop same day plants, we ask that you follow the main exit and make your way back out to Farmington and re-enter to park in the parking spots near the entrance gate to shop.

For Same-Day Plant Sale shopping, please park in the spots just beyond the entrance gate and walk over to the tables to shop. We will have some cardboard boxes for you to carry plants if needed, or feel free to bring your own cart, wagon, or carrying box for plants. When you’re all set, please follow the blue (left side) arrows out to the main exit.