April 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Plant Sale Inventory

The inventory for our April 29 clearance will be posted here sometime during the week of the sale. Check back soon!

Garden Gems

This season’s spring plant sales feature Garden Gems — beautiful, unique and fascinating plants to delight your senses and complete your sustainable landscape.

Download the LIFE AFTER LAWN: Garden Gems Plant List

Spring Focus

S17 Plant Sale thumbnail flyer

Click image above to download a .pdf of the flyer.

Life after Lawn

If you are converting your lawn to a low-water landscape or are interested in including more environmentally-friendly, easy-care plants in your gardens, these are the sales for you. Your outdoor space will turn heads and buzz with beneficial wildlife with help from our incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, and gorgeous drought-tolerant plants.

Life After Lawn: Homeowner Stories

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Dates, times & place

Saturday, April 29
Public Plant Sale: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 Arboretum Teaching Nursery

Join us for our public clearance sale and last plant sale of the spring season! At this sale we will be featuring many of our Garden Gems in addition to an incredible variety of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including lots of Arboretum All-Stars and California natives. Everything will be at least 10% off.

Members save an additional 10% off clearance prices! NOT A MEMBER?
 Join online, at the door or call ahead! Friends members save an additional 10% off their plant purchases and receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for becoming a member.  LEARN MORE




Members save at plant sales

Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door. All 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 sale!
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