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Spring is in the air, and for many Midlands residents, that means it's time to do some planting and gardening.

The Columbia Garden Club's Spring Plant Exchange will be held Sat. March 21, beginning at 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. The semiannual event will be held in the Talbot's parking lot at 4809 Forest Dr., next to First Citizen's Bank.

Plants from members' gardens and from the public at large are cut and shared, free of charge.

Attendees are invited to bring plants they want to share including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, herbs, house plants, bulbs and rootings, excluding invasive species. They can then swap them for something desired. There is no cost involved.

All donated items should be labeled.

The Columbia Garden Club has held its plant exchange event each fall and spring since 1927. Founded in 1926, the club has continued to promote a love of gardening, encouraged civic beautification by sponsoring planting in public and private places, protected native trees, flowers, and birds though conservation efforts. The group also enjoys delighting South Carolina residents with its decoration projects.

Through club projects and contributions from its foundation, the Columbia Garden Club has participated in the beautification of nearly every landmark in Columbia, according to CGC representatives.

More information about the Spring Plant Exchange can be found at

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