Spring Plant Sale

The Arboretum's plant sale offers great selections of water-wise plants, succulents and small trees.

Next Spring Plant Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017.

The information below pertains only the 2016 Spring Plant Sale.
It will be updated for 2017.

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), the Arboretum's Spring 2016 Plant Sale will offer quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices. The Eucalyptus Grove is located on High Street at the intersection with Western Drive.

Not a member of the Arboretum or CNPS and want to get in early?
Join the Friends of the Arboretum on our website. Memberships for both organizations will be available at the gate on the day of the sale.

Knowledgeable Arboretum staff will be on hand to assist customers with their plant selections.

A popular new addition introduced last fall was "Valet Wheelbarrow Service" to assist shoppers in transporting their purchased plants to the parking area.

This year the sale offers colorful, water-wise succulents, small trees, and plentiful other plants from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and California. This year, many of the featured plants attract birds, particularly hummingbirds, and most of these can't be found at local nurseries or elsewhere in the state. Gardening experts are always available to answer questions about the plants and offer advice to ensure they thrive. Food and beverages can be purchased as well.

You will find plenty of California natives and unique varieties found no other place. Arboretum experts will be on hand to help you find plants right for your gardens that will save water, attract wildlife and look beautiful in your garden. If you are considering replacing a lawn with an attractive low maintenance/low water usage landscape, come to the sale for plant suggestions and growing advice.

Among some of the plants featured this year are the Australian natives Isopogon anemonifoliusis, Telopea 'Fireball' and Prostanthera baxteri 'Lavender Moon'. Others include the California native Arctostaphylos insularis, a Monterey Bay endemic manzanita and Penstemon spectabilis, an evergreen perennial native. The striking Erica cerinthoides from South Africa will also be available.


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