Chapter Van Veen Order
Massachusetts Chapter members may order at wholesale prices through the Chapter's Van Veen Order.
The Van Veen orders are received from the membership and collated into a single order to be sent to Van Veen. This is all done with the diligent work of a few volunteers but especially so for the Van Veen Chairperson. Order confirmation from Van Veen is received in early February for the April delivery. Invoices are sent with a list of each member's confirmed plants.
Pickup is scheduled for a Sunday in April. The date is announced well in advance along with the delivery location. See Chapter Schedule .
A large number of member volunteers are needed to organize the distribution of about 1500- 2000 yearlings in the day before the actual pick-up. At the sale, volunteers are needed to help check and recheck the orders, sell the "left-over" Van Veen and the Briggs plants. The Briggs plants are tissue-cultured and may be Rhododendrons, Hostas, Astilbes, Hellebores, or whatever is new and exciting from Briggs Nursery that year.
The picture above includes plants ordered from Van Veen, Briggs, and A Sandy Rhododendron.