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Morven in May goes curbside and digital, plant orders accepted online until April 20

Roses, particularly types that are easy to care for, are featured in this year’s plant sale.

Morven in May, the Morven Museum and Garden’s largest annual fundraiser. has been transformed into a digital mega-plant sale with curbside pick up this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rare varieties of Clematis are available

Orders are being taken until April 20 with pick up in early May. Orders can be placed online via the Morven Museum Website, or by calling 609-924-8144, extension 117, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Morven staff members are working remotely and handling all sales while horticulturists are prepping plant orders.

“The plant sale has been a Princeton-area tradition for 19 years, and we knew we wanted to find a way to keep that tradition alive this year,” Morven Museum Executive Director Jill Barry said.

Curbside pickup will be similar to protocols farm markets and restaurants are using. “Shopper and staff safety is paramount with this year’s plant sale,” Barry said.  

“While running very differently than years past, this year’s sale provides critical funds for our operations, now more important than ever,” Barry said.

Holy Basil, otherwise known as Tulsi, is an herb known for its meditative qualities when its leaves are steeped as a tea.

After you place your order, you will be contacted to arrange a date and time to pick up your plants after May 5. For pick up, you will drive to a designated area in Morven’s parking lot, stay in your vehicle, and a Morven staff member will place your order in your trunk for you. If any portion of your order is unfilled due to grower supplies, Morven will provide a refund.

“We look forward to the day we can welcome everyone back to Morven to visit the Museum and tour the gardens, and for now this is our way of bringing a bit of Morven Museum to people’s homes,” Barry said.

Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton. For more information about the museum or the plant sale, visit https://www.morven.org.

Morven’s beautiful wisteria. Shoppers can bring home their own wisteria plants that can even be grown in a container.