Help keep our Arboretum and Public Garden spaces open

Plant Sales #2

Mrak Hall Planting

If you are converting your lawn to a low-water landscape or are interested in including more environmentally-friendly, easy-care plants in your gardens, these are the sales for you. Your outdoor space will turn heads and buzz with beneficial wildlife with help from our incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, and gorgeous drought-tolerant plants. 

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Become a memberMEMBERS SAVE! 
Not a member? JOIN ONLINE HERE

Friends members save an additional 10% off their plant purchases and new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for becoming a member. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! 
Members of the Davis Botanical Society are also welcome to shop early and save. LEARN MORE

Note: If you join or renew online at least 48 hours prior to a plant sale event, you can receive the membership benefits even if you haven’t received your card by mail yet. If you join online less than 48 hours prior to a plant sale event, please print and bring the receipt for your online membership payment.




By supporting our plant sales, you help our community and environment thrive. Several times each year, our support group, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum, holds plant sales at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, where our area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants are offered. Most of these plants are grown on site, including the Arboretum All-Stars — our top recommended plants for Central Valley gardens. Dozens of students and volunteers, in addition to our staff, work hard all year to grow plants to support the Friends largest fundraiser.

We thank you for supporting these sales and hope that you enjoy your shopping experience. Proceeds go to help maintain and grow the Arboretum’s gardens and collections and enable us to offer a wide variety of free public programming.



Arboretum All-Stars The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. Many of them are California native plants and support native birds and insects. Most All-Star plants can be successfully planted and grown throughout California.



The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden rely on dozens of volunteers to make each plant sale a success! Do you have time to volunteer? Please let us know!

What else you will find . . .

  • Plants from the Davis Botanical Society
  • Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
  • Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
  • Knowledgeable sales staff to help you choose the best plants for your garden design and conditions
  • Free parking
  • Purchase loading assistance
  • Carts (limited quantities)
  • Boxes (while supplies last)