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Plant Sales

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Plant Sales

Update 10/19/20:

Exciting news...we're getting ready to open our new online plant sale store to Friends members and Davis Botanical Society Members!

In appreciation for the support of members, the fall season is members-only shopping. We are rolling out access to the online store first to current members — in waves based on membership tier — to make sure everyone has the best possible experience. On November 2, we will post the link to the online plant store on this page and everyone who is not currently a member will be invited to join and shop at that time.

There's a huge inventory at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery so we're confident every member who wants to shop this fall will find wonderful plants. You'll be able to shop from the convenience of home, pay for your order online and then schedule a contactless appointment to pick up your order curbside at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

In addition to making your own garden more sustainable, your plant sale purchases support the gardens, education programs and student environmental leaders of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. In these times of fiscal uncertainty, support from people like you is critical.

Thank you!

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Our community support group - the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden - holds plant sale fundraisers offering an incredible selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care plants perfect for our region. Traditionally, these sales are held several times a year as large-scale, festival-style events at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. However, for the safety of customers and staff, our plant sales were canceled last spring and now have switched to an online-only format for fall. 

Watch for the latest information here and in our digital newsletter. In appreciation for our Friends member's loyal support, our fall 2020 plant sales will be members-only. Not a member? Anyone can join here to participate.

Most of these plants are grown on site, including the Arboretum All-Stars — our top recommended plants for Central Valley gardens. Our nursery staff, in addition to dozens of students and volunteers, propagate and grow the majority of plants we sell. By shopping these sales, you support the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's environmental leadership programs, the growth of our gardens and collections and the wide variety of free, educational events we offer the public.