Plant Sales

Notes from the Nursery

Taylor Lewis, nursery manager, recommends a few plants he doesn't want you to miss when shopping at our upcoming plant sales. In addition to his brief critiques we included more information about these selections from our plant inventory photo gallery.

9 Tips for a Successful Plant Sale Shopping Experience

At the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden seasonal plant sales, not only do we offer the area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots of Arboretum All-Stars and California natives, we strive to answer your questions and ensure that you meet your shopping goals. Here are some tips our experienced shoppers already know, but our newer customers may not.

Online Plant Store Testimonials

This fall we are debuting our online plant sale store to members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. After placing their orders and scheduling their contactless curbside pickup, they were asked to evaluate their experience. View some of the responses below!

Taylor's Top 5 "New to Us" Pollinator Plants

By Taylor Lewis, Nursery Manager 

With the Arboretum Teaching Nursery nearly at plant capacity, we finally have a moment to appreciate many of the new pollinator plants we have been growing for you this fall. It was way too easy to come up with a list full of fabulous plants that will look great in your garden, attract one or another pollinator, be drought tolerant, and handle our Sacramento Valley conditions. (Download the complete inventory on our plant sale information page.)