Main Street Flower Market opens Friday, Saturday
The sixth annual Main Street Flower Market is set for Friday and Saturday and will feature a variety of gardening items ranging from bedding plants to herbs and garden decor, according to a news release from the city.
The event will be at the Goodman-LeGrand Museum, 624 N. Broadway Ave., in downtown Tyler. The Flower Market is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free.
"This Flower Market will feature everything from plants to lawn furniture and beyond," city of Tyler Main Street Department Leader Beverly Abell said in a news release.
"We're fond of saying that at the Flower Market, you can find just about anything for, from or related to the garden," she said.
Items for sale at the market, include azaleas, herbs, roses, trees, decorative fountains, exotic plants, bird houses, shrubs, wind chimes, bedding plants, daylily bulbs, pottery for the garden and orchids. More than a dozen booths will be onsite, the release stated.
The event is organized by the City of Tyler Main Street Department and the volunteers of the Heart of Tyler Inc. Both groups will have booths at the market.
The Main Street Department will offer a large variety of herbs for sale, Ms. Abell said, including chamomile, lemon mint, pineapple mint, tangerine thyme, parsley, dill, cilantro and even catnip.
Heart of Tyler will sell geraniums and ferns. Patrons may pre-order the plants by calling 903-593-6905 and then picking them up and paying for them at the market on Friday or Saturday, according to the news release.
The Mayor's Tree Tyler Initiative will be featured at a booth operated by the city of Tyler. The display will feature information and interactive activities aimed at increasing the presence of trees in Tyler.
The Main Street Flower Market was created to draw Azalea Trail visitors to downtown Tyler, especially to the Goodman-LeGrand Museum, Ms. Abell said.
"Even if you are not a gardener, you'll be cheered by the beautiful colors and flowers at the Flower Market," Abell said. "Many people also use the Main Street Flower Market as a great opportunity to re-visit the historic Goodman-LeGrand house. It's also a great time to see the world's first EarthKind garden, which is just south of the home."