Saturday, September 29

Members only: 9-11 a.m.
Public: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arboretum Teaching Nursery

MORE PLANT SALE DATES: Saturday, October 13 (Public Sale) and Saturday, November 13 (Public Clearance Sale)


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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.

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Date, time & place

Saturday, September 29
Members: 9-11 a.m.
Public: 11 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. Shop our first fall plant sale for the best selection!

The first half of the sale is open to members only; the second half is open to everyone. Not a member? Call ahead, join online or 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



BECOME A MEMBER before the sales!
Join online here!

Note: If you join or renew online at least 48 hours prior to a plant sale event, you can receive the membership benefits even if you haven’t received your card by mail yet. If you join online less than 48 hours prior to a plant sale event, please print and bring the receipt for your online membership payment.


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.


Arboretum All-Stars

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.


Volunteers needed

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)

REMINDER: Please bring your own box, cart, or wagon for an easier & expedited shopping experience.

Carts will also be available at the nursery, but there may be a waiting list. Boxes will also be available while supplies last.

Plant Sale Video