Apr
20
Sat
Downtown Plant Swap @ Caddo Common Park
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 am- 1:00 pm for the BEST DAY of the year, the Downtown Plant Swap! This year, our plant swap is moving to beautiful CADDO COMMON PARK at 869 Texas Avenue.
Presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
The Downtown Plant Swap is FREE to attend or vend and open to all who love plants of any type- indoor, outdoor, vegetable, succulent- you name it. Bring plants to trade, give away or sell. Bring yard art, windchimes, plant stakes, rabbit compost, any sort of thing that gardeners want or need. Bring garden stuff you no longer want for the FREE STUFF table!
Need a table?
Click the “ticket” link to get to the signup form.
Plant Swap FAQs
Who Can Participate?
Anyone who wishes. We encourage you to bring at least one or two plant or garden items to swap or give away. You are not limited on the quantity of items that you bring, but all plants must be pest free. Admission is free, but we need a head count, so please sign up on (TICKET LINK ABOVE) to tell us if you are going to need a table or tables.
Can I Sell Items, too?
Yes, if you want to bring plants or gardening-related items to sell, you can, but we ask that you also bring some things to swap or give away. We welcome windchimes, compost, garden art, indoor, outdoor and vegetable plants, and free stuff. We will have a table for you to leave your unneeded pots, tools, even broken garden things. Someone may be able to use it and we do love going through these ‘treasures.’
What Else Can I Bring?
Seeds, plants, cuttings, starters, pots, garden tools, garden art, windchimes, soil, bags of compost, gardening books or brochures. Please pot your plants individually and wrap your cuttings individually. It will make it easier to trade them. Please include tags with information regarding the NAME of each plant, cutting or seed and if you wish, information on how to plant/care for them. People will need to know the names of what they are getting.
Who Will Be There?
Other than you and many other garden-lovers like you, we expect the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners, Slow Food North Louisiana, several Facebook gardening groups, garden art crafters and others.
Want to Volunteer to help?
Email Liz at lizswaine@yahoo.com. Even if it’s just for a couple of hours during set up, we would appreciate it!
What Should You Bring?
Your items to swap. A couple of cardboard boxes or a cart for the stuff you will swap and take. Tags telling what your plants are. Some actual real money in case you want to buy something. A big smile and neighborliness! It is always a HOOT!
PARKING is all around. There is on-street parking on Texas Avenue and Crockett, a small lot across from the Asian Garden at Milam and Common, the lot adjacent to the Municipal Auditorium on Texas Avenue, the vacant lot at the corner of Crockett and Common. Remember that all on-street metered parking is FREE on Saturdays/Sundays.
Rain Date: Sunday, April 21 (follow this event for updates)