ASHEBORO, NC - The North Carolina Zoo's Horticulture Division will hold a public plant sale on Friday, June 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sale will feature bargain prices on orchids that have been displayed in the zoo's African Pavilion during the month of May as well as garden plants, trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals donated by Horticulure staff members. It will be held in the zoo's Stedman Education Center and the North America parking area in front of the center.

Proceeds from the sale will go to help the Tooro Botanical Garden in Fort Portal, Uganda, and to the zoo's plant collection fund. The N.C. Zoo has for several years partnered with the Tooro Garden in plant conservation and education programs in that African nation.

The zoo is an agency of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Dee A. Freeman, Secretary; Beverly E. Perdue, Governor.