Support our friends at the Arboretum and don’t miss the upcoming fall plant sale!
What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale
When: Saturday, Sept. 24; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis. Click here for directions.
Anyone interested in plants and gardening will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley at the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, Sept. 24.
This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great plants for Central Valley gardens, including the Arboretum All-Stars and house plants and exotics from the Botanical Conservatory.
There will be a members-only sale from 9 to 11 a.m. with live music and free children’s activities, and a public sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone may join or renew at the door for early admission and a 10 percent member discount. New members get a free plant.
Arboretum staff members and volunteers will be available to provide expert advice on choosing the best plants for shoppers’ garden conditions.
As part of the 75th anniversary celebration, the sale will feature 75 favorite plants of Arboretum staff, members and volunteers. Special signs will highlight these plants, with quotes from the dedicated gardeners describing what it is that they love about their selected plants, why they grow them and the special uses they have found for them.
The sale will take place at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive, across from the School of Veterinary Medicine on the UC Davis campus. Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 55 across from the nursery. For more information visit arboretum.ucdavis.edu or call (530) 752-4880.
The UC Davis Arboretum was founded in 1936 to strengthen the biological sciences at the university. From its modest beginnings as a small collection of trees and shrubs planted by students and watered with buckets, the Arboretum has developed into a vibrant living museum with 100 acres of gardens, and a documented collection of more than 60,000 plants representing almost 2,500 species and varieties. It now has a rich menu of public programs that also support research and teaching on campus and promote sustainable landscapes throughout the state.
Arboretum staffers are planning a year of festivities to celebrate its 75th anniversary and to thank the members, donors, volunteers and other supporters who keep the Arboretum growing.