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Plant Sales

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Fall Plant Sale Info

This fall we are hosting 3 in-person plant sales!
Shop our one-acre nursery for the best selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region. Become a member to shop our first sale, receive 10 percent off your purchases at all our sales and so much more.

Members Only Plant Sale

When: Saturday, October 1  |  9 a.m. -  1 p.m.
Location: Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden or the Davis Botanical Society are invited to shop and receive 10 percent off their purchases. Not a member? No worries! Join online or at the door!

October 1:  Members-Only Sale
List By Name: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)  |  MS Excel (.xlsx)
List By Table Number:  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)  |  MS Excel (.xlsx)
Public Plant Sale

Saturday, October 22 |  9 a.m. -  1 p.m.
Location: Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Everyone is welcome to shop! Members will receive 10 percent off their purchases.

Public Clearance Sale

Saturday, November 5  |  9 a.m. -  1 p.m.
Location: Arboretum Teaching Nursery

It's our last plant sale of the fall season and our clearance event! Members will receive an additional 10 percent off clearance prices.

About Plant Sales

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.


Have questions? Browse the FAQs below or contact us at

  • 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.