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Plant Sales

Plant Sales are back!

For spring, our plant sales remain online, with contact-free, curbside pickup at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. You can shop tens of thousands of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region through our online store. Learn more about our online shopping experience.

The first two waves of plant sales are open only to members of Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and the final three are open to the public. Want early access and not yet a member? No worries. Sign up and go shopping! Members save on their plant sale purchases and receive other benefits as well. 

Online Plant Sale Dates:

Store Hours

Our online plant sale store opens on the first day of each "wave" at 1 p.m., remains open 24 hours a day, then closes at 1 p.m. on the final day of each "wave."

  • Members Appreciation Plant Sale February 26 - March 1  |  Curbside pickup dates: Mar. 4-9 (Sunday excluded)
    Member appreciation gift plant included with first purchase!
  • Members Only Sale March 18 - 22  |  Curbside pickup dates: Mar. 25-30 (Sunday excluded)
  • Public Sale April 8 -12  |  Curbside pickup dates: Apr. 15-20 (Sunday excluded)
  • Public Sale April 29 -  May 3  |  Curbside pickup dates: May 6-11 (Sunday excluded)
  • Public Clearance Sale May 20 - 24  |  Curbside pickup dates: May 27 - Jun. 2 (Sunday & Monday excluded)

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Learn more about our online plant sales


Our community 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. Traditionally, these sales are held several times a year as large-scale, festival-style events at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery. However, for the safety of customers and staff, our plant sales were canceled last spring and now have switched to an online-only format. Watch for the latest information here and in our digital newsletter

Most of these 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 plants we sell.

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.