The Okotoks Garden Club's annual Plant Swap and Sale is coming up this weekend (May 25).

It's a chance for local gardening enthusiasts to pick up some new plants for a bargain or make a trade, as well as participate in a silent auction.

Each year, the club picks a non-profit to share a portion of the proceeds with, with this year's being the Rowan House Society.

Okotoks Garden Club member Karen Keetley explains what it's all about.

"This is our chance for everybody to come down and buy a plant for as little as two bucks! We're not really expensive but it's a wonderful day. We'll have tables set up with all kinds of different plants available and people behind the tables manning them, so if you have any questions, we can talk to you about your plants, we can give you gardening advice. Of course, Rowan House will be there as well, plus the Conservation educators from the Eco Centre. They love being there and helping out when water conservation is a question."

Garden ClubRowan House's Executive Director Linette Soldan and Okotoks Garden Club member Karen Keetley.

The club asks that participants do not bring weeds and other noxious plants.

Rowan House's Executive Director Linette Soldan says this kind of support is very much needed at the moment.

"We all know that times are tough out there, and so being able to have the support and raising awareness about domestic violence and abuse are absolutely key... We do know that domestic violence and abuse are at epidemic levels across Alberta, so it is very timely to have the support of Karen and the Okotoks Garden Club."

The event is being held in the Operations Centre parking lot on May 25 from 10-11:30 a.m., though anyone planning on selling or swapping plants is asked to register their plants between 9:30 and 10.