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Plant Sales

Volunteer for the plant sales!

Students and community members are invited to volunteer as customer assistants, plant counters, cashiers and more at our five upcoming spring plant sales. Find out more and register below!

Student Volunteer Form

Community Volunteer Form

Spring 2024 Plant Sales

Shop our one-acre nursery to find an incredible selection of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region. By choosing to shop with us, not only will you bring home beautiful plants that help support a sustainable environment, your purchases play a vital role in supporting the growth and care of our gardens, student environmental leadership opportunities, and free public programs.

Discover the joys of gardening with plants that help heal our environment while nurturing our community!


Upcoming Plant Sales

Member Appreciation Sale

Saturday, March 9

Members Only: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friends members are invited to take advantage of an appreciation gift - a $10 coupon off their plant sale purchases — in addition to a 10% member discount. Not a member? Join, shop early and save!

Split Sales

Sunday, April 7

Members Only: 9 - 10 a.m.
Public Sale: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A little of both! One hour for members to take advantage of our best selection and three hours for everyone to shop! Members always receive the 10% discount. Not a member? Join, shop early and save!

Saturday, April 27

Members Only: 9 - 10 a.m.
Public Sale: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A little of both! One hour for members to take advantage of our best selection and three hours for everyone to shop! Members always receive the 10% discount. Not a member? Join, shop early and save!

Clearance Sale

Saturday, May 11

Public Sale: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Everything will be marked down! Members always receive an additional 10% discount. Not a member? Join and save!

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to be notified of our spring plant sale dates. Also, feel free to share how your plants are doing by sending an email to arboretum@ucdavis.edu or tagging us on social media:  Instagram @ucdavis_arboretum or Facebook @UCDavisArboretum.


About Our Plant Sale Fundraisers

Our community members support group — the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden — holds plant sale fundraisers offering an incredible selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care plants perfect for our region. These sales, hosted at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, are large-scale, festival-style events  held several times a year. Watch for the latest information here and in our digital e-newsletter, The Leaflet

Most of the plants we offer at these sales are grown on site, including the Arboretum All-Stars — our top recommended plants for Central Valley gardens. Our nursery staff, in addition to dozens of students and volunteers, propagate and grow the majority of the plants we sell which make them uniquely suited for continuing to thrive in our local climate.

By shopping these sales, you support the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's environmental leadership programs, the growth of our gardens and collections and the wide variety of free, educational events we offer the public.