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Plant Sales

Image of students, volunteers and staff in the Arboretum Teaching Nursery.

Spring Plant Sales

Location: Arboretum Teaching Nursery
Building Resiliency: Shop our one-acre nursery to find the attractive, low-water plants you will need to create an ecologically balanced, beautiful landscape with California natives, Arboretum All-Stars and more!

Sign up to volunteer at a spring plant sale!

Member Appreciation Plant Sale

Saturday, March 14

Members only: 9 - 11 a.m.  
Open to the Public: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

It's our member appreciation sale and our first sale of the spring season! At this sale, members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden receive a member appreciation gift — a $10-off coupon —  early admittance and 10% off their purchases! Not a member? Join the Friends online, at the door or call ahead; new members receive a $10-off coupon as a thank you for joining in addition to a member appreciation gift. LEARN MORE

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Spring Public Plant Sale Dates

  • Saturday, April 4  |  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 23  |  11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Learn more below.)

  • Sunday, April 26  |  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 9   |  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

UC Davis Invitational Plant Sale : Thursday, April 23  |  11 a.m - 2 p.m. 

Shop at lunch and pick up after work! We want to make this shopping experience as easy and convenient as possible for UC Davis affiliates including students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, volunteers, retirees, donors, Master Gardeners and more! Parking can be tight during the day, but the small lot directly in front of the nursery will be reserved (free of charge) for our shoppers! Additional parking (with visitor permit — available for purchase at the parking lot kiosk for $10/day) may be available in nearby parking lots as well. Please note, you can pick up your plants from 5-6 p.m. the day of the sale!

Cash · Checks · Credit Cards accepted


Several times each year, our support group — the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden — holds plant sale fundraisers at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery where our members and the public are invited to shop our one-acre nursery filled with tens of thousands of attractive, low-water, easy-care plants perfect for our region.

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 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.

In addition to all the plants we grow and nurture on site, at these sales you will also find a selection of indoor and carnivorous plants, exotic bulbs and more courtesy of the Davis Botanical Society, the support group for the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity and Botanical Conservatory.