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Botanic garden holds auction online

Event live Tuesday through Aug. 16; items ready for pick-up Aug. 18 through Aug. 21

By Olivia Murray

The West Virginia Botanic Garden is celebrating two decades in operation with an online  auction.

“This year’s annual fundraising event is taking on a different approach … due to ongoing recommendations to limit social gathering for the safety of the community,” reads the official WVBG Facebook page.

Victoria Cather, a sponsor of the auction, provided a list of items that are up for grabs this   year, including “a New River Gorge getaway, artwork and photography by many Morgantown artists, themed baskets, fun excursions with community members, a home check-up package, quilts and more.”

The botanic garden has partnered with Joe R. Pyle Auction   to conduct the online event. The auction went live Tuesday and will end at 6 p.m.  Aug. 16.

Items won in the auction may be picked up at the West Virginia Botanic Garden Event and Education Center, 1061 Tyrone Road,  on the following dates:

  •   10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 18 
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19 
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 20 
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 21 

To  sign up, those interested in participating in the auction should visit and locate the “Tall Oaks from Small Acorns Online-Only Benefit Auction” icon under “Upcoming Auctions.” 

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