April 20, 2023
CONTACT: Trevor Beemon
MARIETTA - A beloved Marietta tradition, the annual Root House Plant Sale returns on April 29th. This unique sale offers shoppers a wide selection of vintage and native Georgia plants. This year, in addition to plants, our Gift Shop will also have a variety of seeds and gardening books available for purchase, as well as small batch botanical products, including lotions, soaps, bath teas, and bath soaks. "All plants are sold first-come, first-served, so I definitely suggest that folks plan to arrive right at 9:00am if they want the best selection," said Cobb Landmarks Executive Director Trevor Beemon. "If you're looking for good deals, we usually mark down whatever's remaining the last half-hour of the sale," Beemon said. "There just isn't much left by then," he added.
The Root House was certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture as an official "Georgia Grown" Agritourism Site in 2021. The gardens at the William Root House have been reconstructed to reflect the gardening practices of the mid-19th century, and all of the vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, decorative flowers, and blooming shrubs found in the garden today were researched for availability in Georgia during the 1860s. Many of the plants selected for the Plant Sale can be found growing in the Root House gardens today.
WHAT: Root House Plant Sale
WHEN: April 29, 2023 9:00am-1:00pm
WHERE: William Root House | 80 N Marietta Parkway, NW | Marietta, GA 30060
ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE: The Root House Museum is the first house museum in the U.S. to offer a fully self-guided touchscreen tour. One of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area, the Root House is more typical of its time and place than the columned mansions popularized by Gone With the Wind. While the home and grounds have been meticulously restored to their 1860 appearance, interactive electronic displays have been added to tell the story of the Root family and their enslaved house servants.
ABOUT COBB LANDMARKS: Since its founding in 1974, Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, Inc. has succeeded in preserving and protecting some of Cobb’s most historically relevant sites. Cobb Landmarks is a historical society rooted in the past but always looking forward. The organization is committed to empowering the community with an understanding of the events, people, and places that formed our past, so that we may all strive for a brighter future.