The German Village Garten Club is hosting its annual GartenMarkt on Saturday, May 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   The GartenMarkt offers the opportunity to pre-order first quality, beautiful annuals for your gardens and containers at a very reasonable price.  PRE-ORDER FORMS are available on the Club’s website,  The original DEADLINE for submitting pre-orders is April 19, but orders will be accepted until April 25.  The pre-order items are only available by submitting the pre-order form.  The plants can be picked up at the GartenMarkt on Saturday.

Annuals include returning favorites:  a variety of colors of geraniums, bedding begonias, caladiums, dragon wing begonias, and accent and trailing plants as well as two new options, New Guinea impatiens in single pots, with four color choices, and flats of six, in two choices of mixed colors, and Angelonia in three vibrant colors.  Also new this year is the 2014 Hosta of the Year.  This hosta, the Abiqua Drinking Gourd, bears heavily textured, huge, blue-green leaves that cup and twist.  Photos of each of the pre-order plants can be found on the pre-order form

The proceeds from GartenMarkt, the largest fundraiser of the Club, help pay for the flowers and holiday trees in the planter boxes on Third Street, planting and maintenance of award winning Frank Fetch Park located on Beck Street, four free Sunday concerts held in Frank Fetch Park in the summer, and monthly education programs, open to the public, offered September-May of each year.  Questions about the GartenMarkt can be directed to the Club’s email address,, or Linda Friedman, Co-Chairman, at 614-444-4661.