Thanks to new as well as dedicated repeat customers, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum’s fall plant sales were a success! The plant inventory, selected to support the fall plant sale season theme “The New Front Yard,” inspired many shoppers to replace their lawns or refresh their landscapes.
The sales also provided a tremendous outreach venue for many of our partners—Lemuria Nursery, Davis Ace Hardware, Silverado Building Materials and Nursery, the California Native Plant Society, the California Native Grasslands Association, local Master Gardeners, Whole Foods Market in Davis, graduate students from plant pathology at our “Plant Doctor Clinic,” graduate students from entomology at our “Pesticide Safety” and “”Fungicide Safety” table, as well as representatives from the City of Davis Integrated Pest Management—to interact with the community and provide valuable information.
As you may know, these plant sales are fundraising events for the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum. Proceeds from each plant purchase help support our gardens and education programs. With that said we are proud and fortunate to share that the fundraiser was successful and on par with previous years!
Thank you to the members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum, the Davis Botanical Society, the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, Whole Foods, all our volunteers (without whom these sales would not be possible), and everyone who came out to support our fall sales.
We look forward to seeing you again in the spring!
SAVE THE DATES:
Member sale: March 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Not a member? Join at the door! Members save 10%; new members save an additional $10 off.)
Public sales: April 5, April 26, and May 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.