March 15, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

POND SPRING, GEN JOE WHEELER HOME'S MISS ANNIE WHEELER'S HEIRLOOM PLANT SALE

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2018

 
Miss Annie Wheeler’s Heirloom Plant Sale
Saturday, March 31
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, Hillsboro, Alabama


Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home and the Alabama Historical Commission are pleased to announce the annual Miss Annie Wheeler’s Heirloom Plant Sale on Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 am.

Mark your calendars to visit Miss Annie’s Heirloom Plant Sale and purchase a plant from the site’s historic garden! Plants sold are propagated from original heirloom plants cultivated at Pond Spring by the General’s daughter, Miss Annie, nearly a century ago. Many varieties are available for purchase including daffodils, irises, day-lilies, spider lilies, spirea, forsythia, and more – all harvested from our historic gardens. Proceeds from the plant sale will fund future restoration efforts on the fifty-acre site.

“Miss Annie Wheeler loved her gardens and cultivated them for over sixty years,” said Kara Long, Site Director of Pond Spring. “We are lucky that each spring Miss Annie’s original plantings still grow and flourish on the site she designed.”

For more information contact Kara Long at pondspringdirector@gmail.com or 256-637-8513.

Find Pond Spring on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov.

Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission and is located in Lawrence County in Hillsboro, three miles east of Courtland, on Alabama Highway 20 (US Alt. 72).

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  





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