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Plant Sales

Fall 2023 Plant Sales

Dates to be announced soon!

Thank you to everyone who purchased plants during our spring 2023 plant sale season. 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™

Our nursery will open again this fall. Check back at this location for future plant sale dates or sign up for our e-mail newsletter to be notified.

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.


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.