Thank you for a very successful Fall Plant Sale. Hope to see you at the Spring 2018 Plant Sale!!


2017 Fall Plant Sale       Saturday, October 14
from 10am-noon Arboretum Members Only, Noon-4pm Open to the Public.
New Location: Arboretum Rd. Near the Horticulture Buildings

Ever wonder where gardeners and landscapers in-the-know purchase their plants? They flock to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale.  Click here for directions to the Arboretum.

Hundreds of varieties are carefully chosen to conserve California native plants and to introduce Australian, New Zealand, African and other beauties bred for water tolerance and pest control. The fall is a great time to get new plantings established in the garden.  The days are getting shorter, and soil and air temperatures begin to cool down. Read more about the benefits of Fall planting.

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society, the sale offers high quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices.  

plant sale tipsThe Arboretum sale is open 10 am-12 pm for Arboretum Members Only, 12-4 pm for the Public; the California Native Plant Society sale is open to all from 10 am-4 pm. Memberships are available at the gate on the day of the sale. Or, join the Arboretum Friends now.

Plant sales and memberships benefit the Arboretum's conservation and education programs. 

Our plant sales are wonderful opportunities to take home some of the dazzling color of the Arboretum. Select non-invasive, drought tolerant plants that are California natives or native to Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa.
They happily grow side-by-side in our Mediterranean climate. Knowledgeable Arboretum staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

Read/download a copy of Plant Sale Tips! (pdf)

Join the fun in our new location inside the Arboretum, along the main road. Plenty of parking will be available out the back gate and we will have Wheelbarrow Valet's offering to help you bring your new plants to your vehicle.

Below are four examples of the special plants that will be available this Fall. Read more about these plants.

Protea 'Pink Ice'
Protea 'Pink Ice'
Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
Isopogon formosus
Isopogon formosus
Hardenbergia violacea ‘Mini Haha’
Hardenbergia violacea ‘Mini Haha’