Last Saturday’s Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Faire & Sale attracted over 1,300 people–one of the best attended ever–with gross sales estimated to be well above $56,000; a remarkable feat considering fewer people are landscaping during this economic downturn.
Designed as the launch for the 75th Anniversary for the Arboretum, this plant sale singled out 75 favorites of the nursery’s 500 plus plant species as selected by volunteers, staff and community members. When the gates opened, customers were greeted with an inventory of over 17,000 plants, knowledgeable plant advisers, commemorative 75th anniversary pins, live music, and children’s activities.
Mark your calendars! The second and last sale of the Fall 2011 season occurs on Sunday, October 9 from 9 AM—1 PM at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive.