Plant Sales at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery

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Beautiful, unique and fascinating plants to delight your senses and complete your Central Valley-loving lanscape.

Convert your lawn to a low-water landscape or opt to include more regionally-apprpriate, easy-care plants in yoru garden. Either way your outdoor space will turn heads and buzz with bees and other beneficial pollinators when you shop from our incredible selection of Arboretulm All-Stars, California natives, and locally-grown, drought-tolerant plants.

Spring 2017 Plant Sales

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FIRST SALE: Saturday, March 11

Member Appreciation Sale: 9 - 11 a.m.
Public Sale: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place: Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Preliminary Inventory for March 11 sale:
Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) version | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version

The first TWO HOURS of the March 11 sale are OPEN ONLY to Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and Davis Botanical Society members. The SECOND TWO HOURS of this sale are open to the public. At any time during this sale Friends members can receive their annual thank you gift -- a free plant (value up to $10).

NOT A MEMBER? Join online, at the door, or call ahead! Friends members save an additional 10% off their plant purchases and, at this sale, receive a free plant (value up to $10). In addition, new Friends members also receive a $10 off a coupon as a thank you for joining! It's a great time to become a Friend! LEARN MORE

Future Public Plant Sale Dates:

Saturdays, April 8 (Public Sale) and April 29 (Clearance Sale)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

What else you will find:

  • Davis Botanical Society
  • Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
  • Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
  • Knowledgeable sales staff to help you choose the best plants for your garden design and conditions
  • Free Parking
  • Purchase loading assistance

REMINDER: Please bring your own box, cart, or wagon for an easier shopping experience.



Several times each year, our support group, Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum, holds plant sales at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, offering hundreds of different kinds of uncommon garden plants that have been locally grown, including the Arboretum All-Stars, our top recommended plants for Central Valley gardens. Dozens of volunteers work hard all year to grow plants for sale to support the Arboretum. Learn about volunteering at the Arboretum.