THE NEW FRONT YARD: Fall 2014 Plant Sales

Fall Plant Sale image.Are you ready? We are! We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their “New Front Yard” by replacing high-water use plants with low-water alternatives.  That’s why this October you are going to find just what you need at our “New Front Yard” fall plant sales. We are going to have the area’s largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Saturday, OCTOBER 11

Members Only: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
(Not a member? Join at the door for the best selection! LEARN MORE.)
Public Sale: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery: click here for directions.
Parking: Parking is FREEClick here for directions. 

DOWNLOAD the INVENTORY to date 8.21.14
Please note: availability subject to change.
Inventory to Date  (Adobe Acrobat .pdf) 
Inventory to Date (MS Excel .xlsx) 


Saturday, OCTOBER 25

Public Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Place: UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery: click here for directions.
Parking:  Parking is FREEClick here for directions. 


Become a member and save!
All members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and the Davis Botanical Society receive 10% off their purchases and new members will also receive an additional $10 off. LEARN MORE


What else will you find:

  • Davis Botanical Society
  • Arboretum All-Star demonstration beds
  • Arboretum experts and Master Gardeners
  • Knowledgeable sales staff
  • Free Parking
  • Purchase loading assistance

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

Need more information, CLICK HERE or call us at (530) 752-4880, or email us


Watch videos of Taylor Lewis, nursery manager, as we shares information about the different varieties of plants we’ll have available at this sale, their benefits, and how to maintain them.




Watch a video from our Fall 2010 Plant Sale to get an idea of what the sale and selection is like!

Fall 2010 Plant Sale Video

Smoother travels ahead thanks to pathway repair work

Photo of pathway disrepair.Whether running, walking, or riding, Arboretum visitors will have a smoother time getting around thanks to road and path maintenance funding from our campus Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) unit.

Asphalt repair work including grinding and patching will be taking place on pathways, mostly west of the La Rue Road bridge (formerly called the California Avenue bridge), through the end of September. Visitors may encounter barricades and minor detours as work is completed one stretch of pathway at a time!

Our pathways are still in need a major overhaul, but, in the meantime, this work will extend their life and create for a safer place to recreate, learn, and enjoy.

NEW! Fall plant sale videos

We are experimenting with videos as a means of sharing information about out plant sales which can then serve as a long-term educational tool about plants we recommend for our region. Check out the videos we’ve made so far! What do you think? What would you like to see?

Subscribe to our channel here: UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden YouTube Channel or get notified of new videos on our Facebook page.

FLOWER POWER! 13 Plants you won’t want to overlook at our fall plant sales

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