Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

Curbside Pickup Plant Sales

Image of customer having their car loaded with plants at the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden curbside plant sale pick up.

Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden 
Online Plant Sales with Curbside Pickup Now Open!

Thank you so much to all our members who supported the launch our new online store by shopping and sharing your feedback!
Members save 10%! Not a member? Learn more and join online or call ahead at (530) 752-4880.

Inventory for online plant sales beginning April 8:

Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)

Please note that this inventory is static and will change once the store opens, but will provide an idea of what plants we have available and how many. It is a useful tool for planning your shopping list once the online store opens. Learn more useful tips by reading our FAQ below. To be notified of inventory updates, subscribe to our email newsletter and/or follow us on Facebook!

Shop Online and Pick Up!

Our online plant sale store will open the first day of each "wave" at 1 p.m., remain open 24-hours a day and close the final day of each "wave" at 1 p.m.

Add the dates to your calendar

  Online Store Opens and Closes at 1 p.m. Curbside Pick Up Dates
Open to the Public Thurs., Apr. 8 - Mon. April 12 Thurs. April 15 - Tues. April 20
(Sunday excluded)

Open to the Public

Thurs., Apr. 29 - Mon. May 3 Thurs. May 6 - Tues. May  11
(Sunday excluded)

Public Clearance Sales

Thurs., May 20 - Mon. May 24 Thurs. May 27 - Wed. Jun. 2
(Sunday and Monday excluded)

Secure the best plant selection by becoming a member and save!  This season members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and Davis Botanical Society can shop early and receive a 10% discount on their plant sale purchases. All are welcome to join. Learn more about becoming a member of the Friends and purchase a membership here.

For an overview of what the online shopping and pick up experience will be like, read the information and FAQs below.

Thank you for your patience and for supporting the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden!

Consider a Membership


Members save 10% on their plant sale purchases! Not only are members eligible for discounts on their plant sale purchases and more, membership supports the growth and care of our gardens and collections, free public educational events and our environmental leadership program, Learning by Leading™


  • Members received their promo code via email April 8. (Check junk too!)
  • Just joined? Find your promo code in your membership receipt email.

Learn more about different membership levels and their benefits. Not sure if you are a member? Check your membership status here.

Step 2: Select and purchase


Our plant sale store reopens April 8th at 1 p.m. At that time, customers can access our online store via the link above, select plants and add them to their online cart for purchasing with a credit card. Once you complete your purchase, your order receipt email will also include instructions to schedule a 15-minute contact-free pickup appointment at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

Be sure to read our FAQ below for other important information.

Have a question?

Contact us at: (emails returned within one business day). 

Step 3: Pick up your plants


Before you come to the Arboretum Teaching Nursery for curbside pickup appointment, please complete the UC Davis COVID-19 Daily Symptom Survey. 

When you arrive, be sure to wear a face covering — this is mandated by UC Davis across campus. 

A staff member will take your name, ask that you stay in your vehicle and load your trunk with your order — please be sure there is enough room.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms on the day of your appointment, you will be able to reschedule.