Plant Sales at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery

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.

Members enjoy special preview sales and receive a 10% discount. These sales are also open to the public during the times specified below. Become a new member at the sales to receive 10% off your purchases AND an additional $10-off coupon! Find out more about becoming a member here.

Spring 2016 Plant Sales

FIRST SPRING SALE: Saturday, March 12

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
UC Davis campus

LIFE AFTER LAWN: We know that many homeowners are in the process of figuring out what to plant now that they have no lawn. Take this opportunity to create a low-water landscape that not only looks great, but one that attracts beneficial wildlife with our incredible selection of gorgeous Arboretum All-Stars,California natives, as well as other great drought-tolerant plants.

Our first spring sale is for MEMBERS ONLY. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit:


Saturday, April 2
Saturday, April 23
Saturday, May 14 (clearance sale)

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.