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Plant Sales

THANK YOU CUSTOMERS!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden plant sales this past fall! It was a tremendous pleasure to welcome the public back to the nursery after a three year hiatus. We hope you are enjoying your purchases! 

Feel free to share how your plants are doing by sending an email to arboretum@ucdavis.edu or tagging us on social media:  Instagram @ucdavis_arboretum or Facebook @UCDavisArboretum.

Spring 2023 Plant Sales 

This spring the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will host four, in-person plant sale fundraisers.

Sat., March 11

Member Appreciation Plant Sale

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place:
Arboretum Teaching Nursery

At this members-only event, Friends members are invited to shop before we open the nursery to the public. in addition to the opportunity to shop our best selection and 10% off their purchases, friends members also receive a $10-value member appreciation gift. Not a member? Join, shop and save!

Sat., April 8

Members / Public Plant Sale

Members Only: 9 - 11 a.m.
Public Sale: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place:
Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Friends members are once again invited to shop the nursery before we open to the public at 11 a.m. The second two hours of this sale are open to everyone! Not a member? Join, shop and save!

Sat., April 29

Public Plant Sale

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place:
Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Everyone is invited to shop our incredible selection of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region. Members save 10% on their plant sale purchases. Not a member? Join, shop and save!

Sat., May 13

Public Clearance Plant Sale

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Place:
Arboretum Teaching Nursery

It's the last sale of the season and, while many plants will be sold out, there will still be a great selection of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region all at clearance sale prices. Members will save an additional 10% on their plant sale purchases. Not a member? Join, shop and save!

About our Plant Sale Fundraisers

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. These sales are held several times a year as large-scale, festival-style events at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. Watch for the latest information here and in our digital newsletter

Most of these plants we offer at these sales 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.

FAQs

Have questions? Browse the FAQs below or contact us at arboretum@ucdavis.edu.

  • Why aren't you hosting online plant sales?
  • We know our community was clamoring for us to return to in-person sales. We heard you! In addition, we don't currently have the technology, or the resources, to manage both in-person and online sales simultaneously.
  • Are you going to resume online plant sales in the future?
  • We know the online sales were popular with many customers and are considering ways to bring online sales back in the future on a more limited basis.

 

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