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Plant Sales

Spring 2023 Plant Sales

Our upcoming spring plant sale dates will be announced soon!

In the meantime, 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 you to our updated nursery. We hope you are enjoying your plants! Your purchases help fund the growth and maintenance of our gardens and collections, free public programming and our innovative environmental education program, Learning by Leading™. We truly appreciate your support!

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to be notified of our spring plant sale dates. Also, feel free to share how your plants are doing by sending an email to or tagging us on social media:  Instagram @ucdavis_arboretum or Facebook @UCDavisArboretum.

About Our Plant Sale Fundraisers

Our community members 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, hosted at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, are large-scale, festival-style events  held several times a year. Watch for the latest information here and in our digital e-newsletter, The Leaflet

Most of the 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 the plants we sell which make them uniquely suited for continuing to thrive in our local climate.

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.