Spring Plant Sale

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

Next Spring Plant Sale is schedule for Saturday, April 14, 2018.

This page will be updated in the future.

The information below pertains only to the Spring Plant Sale in 2017.



2017 Spring Plant Sale is Saturday, April 8
10am to noon Members Presale
Noon to 4pm Open to the Public

New Location: Arboretum Rd. Near the Horticulture Buildings
Get directions to the Arboretum

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), the Arboretum's Spring Plant Sale will offer quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices. 

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 curators and staff will be on hand to assist customers with their plant selections, growing advice, and landscape design assistance.  You will find plenty of California natives and unique varieties found no other place. This is the year to replace a lawn with an attractive low maintenance low water usage landscape.

"Valet Wheelbarrow Service" will be available 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. 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.

Examples of some featured plants are illustrated below.


Erica speciosa  Felicia fruticosa  Kennedia beckxiana ‘Flamboyant’


Isopogon formosus  Prostanthera baxteri ‘Lavender Moon’  Leucospermum ‘Spider’