HILLSBORO – A favorite event returns this spring, modified for social distancing. Miss Annie’s Heirloom Plant Sale, an annual fundraiser for Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, will be a drive-thru event this year. You may place an order over the phone and arrange a date and time for pickup. The event will run from April 12-30 with plants delivered right to the car.
“This is a unique way to allow our friends to help Pond Spring while following social distancing recommendations,” said site director, Bruce Lipscombe. “Gardeners can purchase a piece of living history. This is an opportunity to buy a fond memory, take it home and watch it bloom.”
Plants available for sale are American Boxwood, daffodils, day lilies, English ivy, snowbells, spider lilies, vinca and wisteria – all harvested from Pond Spring gardens. Proceeds from the plant sale will fund future restoration efforts on the 50-acre site, which includes 12 historic buildings, gardens, and archaeological features that date back almost 5,000 years.
The main structure on the property is the post-Civil War home of Joseph Wheeler, who was a Confederate lieutenant general, a U.S. congressman, a Spanish-American War general, and one of only two generals to achieve the rank of general in the U.S. army after the Civil War. The site gets its name from the large spring-fed pond located on the grounds.
Call 256-637-8513 to place an order and arrange a date and time for drive-thru pickup on the grounds of the historic residence at 12208 Hwy 20 in Hillsboro, Alabama.
Pond Spring is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission. To learn more about Pond Spring or the Alabama Historical Commission please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.