DIY Pollinator Paradise
Shop our one-acre nursery for an incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives and thousands of other attractive, low-water plants perfect for creating a landscape alive with environmentally important pollinators.
Date, time & place
PUBLIC CLEARANCE PLANT SALE:
Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Place: Arboretum Teaching Nursery
Multiple times each year the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery opens its doors for the public to shop from its incredible selection of attractive, low-water plants perfect for our region. At this sale, everything will be 10% off. We also have many plants marked down even more! (Download our inventory for details.)
Become a member and save! Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door. Members receive an additional 10% off their purchases and new members receive a $10-off coupon as a thank you for joining! LEARN MORE
PLEASE NOTE: Davis Botanical Society members receive a 10% discount on their plant sale purchases, but the inventory of DBS plants will not have additional discounts.
Members save at plant sales
Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door. All Friends members and Davis Botanical Society members receive 10% off their purchases; new members receive an additional coupon for up to $10 off a plant as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost!
- 10% discount at plant sales
- Shop the plant sales before the public
- Choose from the best selection
- Reciprocal membership at other botanical gardens
- Discounts at local nurseries, and MORE
By supporting our plant sales, you help our community and environment thrive.
Several times each year, our support group, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum, holds plant sales at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery, where our area’s largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants are offered. Most of these plants are grown on site, including the Arboretum All-Stars — our top recommended plants for Central Valley gardens. Dozens of students and volunteers, in addition to our staff, work hard all year to grow plants to support the Friends largest fundraiser
We thank you for supporting these sales and hope that you enjoy your shopping experience. Proceeds go to help maintain and grow the Arboretum’s gardens and collections and enable us to offer a wide variety of free public programming.
The horticultural staff of the UC Davis Arboretum have identified 100 tough, reliable plants that have been tested in the Arboretum, are easy to grow, don’t need a lot of water, have few problems with pests or diseases, and have outstanding qualities in the garden. Many of them are California native plants and support native birds and insects. Most All-Star plants can be successfully planted and grown throughout California.
- Arboretum All-Star webpage
- Use the All-Stars database
- Browse through a list of Arboretum All-Stars
- Download the All-Stars brochure
- Watch an audio slide show about the All-Stars plants
- Learn about All-Stars irrigation and climate zone trials
- Download information on how to plant and care for your Arboretum All-Stars
The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden rely on dozens of volunteers to help make each plant sale a success! Do you have time to volunteer? Please let us know?
What else you will find. . .
- Plants from the Davis Botanical Society
- Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
- Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
- Knowledgeable sales staff to help you choose the best plants for your garden design and conditions
- Free Parking
- Purchase loading assistance
- Carts (limited quantities)
- Boxes (while supplies last)
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