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Narrow Leaf Milkweed - Asclepias fascicularis Magenta Desert Willow Tree
Purple Haze Aster Chilensis
August 15, 2018

California Fall 2018 Plant Sales

Featured above: purple Aster chilensis, magenta desert willow and pink narrow leaf milkweed. All are native to California.

Fall is a glorious time to plant in California. The days are getting shorter and the weather is cooler. There are many plants sales hosted by public gardens and non-profit organizations. They’re typically staffed by knowledgeable master gardeners – so you get expert help and advice while shopping. Many of these events include hard-to-find native and rare plants that you won’t find anywhere else. And if that weren’t enough, many plants will be offered at unbeatable prices and provide much-needed funding for these organizations.

Be sure to check the links before attending the sales. Many of the native plants sale websites provide a listing of plant availability so you can do some planning and research before attending the sale.

September 1, 2018: San Bernardino

Heaps Peak Arboretum

September 8, 2018: San Francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden California Natives & Succulents Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 15, 2018: Concord

Markham Nature Park & Arboretum 4th Sale: Summer’s Over…and Fall’s Here!
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 15, 2018: Fort Bragg

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

September 22, 2018: Eureka

North Coast CNPS Fall Native Plant Sale
Members Only: 9-10 a.m.
Public: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 22, 2018: Fresno

Fresno State Horticulture Nursery Fall Plant Sale
8 a.m.- 12 noon

September 22-23, 2018: Sacramento

SacValley CNPS Fall Native Plant Sale & Art Market
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 28-29: Torrance

South Coast CNPS Native Plant Sale
Members – September 28: 5-7 p.m.
Public – September 29: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 28-29 through November 4, 2018: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Spring Native Plant Sale
Members – September 28: 4-6:30 p.m.
Public – September 29-November 4: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

September 29, 2018: Davis

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale
Members – 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Public – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 6, 2018: Berkeley

Regional Parks Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sales
Members – 9-10 a.m.
Public – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 6-7, 2018: Napa Valley

Napa Valley CNPS Fall Native Plant Sale
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 6, 2018: Oakland

Fall Native Plant Sale at The Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Members – 9-10 a.m.
Public – 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 6-7, 2018: Oakland

Merritt Horticulture Club Fall Plant Sale
Oct. 6 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 7 – 12-3 p.m.

October 6, 2018: Placerville

El Dorado CNPS Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-Noon

October 6, 2018: Three Rivers

Alta Peak CNPS Native Plant Sale
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Bakersfield

Bakersfield Cactus & Succulent Society’s 19th Annual Show & Sale
Oct. 13 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 14 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Davis

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale
Public – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Grass Valley

Redbud CNPS Native Plant Sale
Members: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Public: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Palos Verdes

South Coast Botanic Garden Fall Plant Pop Up
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Santa Rosa

Milo Baker CNPS 47th Annual California Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 13, 2018: San Francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden Trees, Ferns, & Rhododendrons Sale
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 13, 2018: San Diego

Fall California Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 13, 2018: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz CNPS Fall Native Plant Sale
Members: 10 a.m.-12 noon
Public: 12 noon-4 p.m.

October 13-14, 2018: Encino

Los Angeles/Santa Monica Fall Plant Sale
Members: 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday only
Public: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 19-20, 2018: Redding

Shasta CNPS Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

October 19-20, 2018: San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Fall Fundraising Plant Sale
Members – October 19: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., October 20: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Public – October 20: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 19-21, 2018: San Marino

Huntington Library & Gardens International Orchid Show and Sale
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

October 20, 2018: Bakersfield

Kern County CNPS Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

October 20, 2018: Berkeley

East Bay CNPS – Third Annual Manzanita Day at Native Here
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

October 20, 2018: Clovis

Clovis Botanical Garden & Sequoia CNPS Water-wise Fall Plant Sale and Fair
Members – 9-10 a.m.
Public – 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

October 20, 2018: Hughson

North San Joaquin Valley CNPS Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 20, 2018: San Rafael

Marin CNPS Fall Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

October 20, 2018: Los Altos Hills

Santa Clara Valley CNPS Native Plant Sale
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 20-21: San Diego

San Diego Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

October 25, 2018: Sun Valley

Theodore Payne Foundation Fall Plant Sale
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

October 26-27, 2018: Carmel

Carmel Orchid Society Show & Sale
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 27, 2018: Davis

Central Park Gardens of Davis 11th Annual Open House & Plant Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

October 27, 2018: Claremont

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

October 27: San Francisco

Yerba Buena 24th Annual Fall Native plant Sale
11 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 27-28: San Diego

San Diego Botanic Garden Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale
Saturday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 3, 2018: Davis

UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

November 3, 2018: Pasadena

San Gabriel Mountains CNPS Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

November 3, 2018: Riverside

Riverside-San Bernardino County CNPS Annual Native Plant Sale
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

November 3, 2018: San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo CNPS Native Plant Annual Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

November 3-4, 2018: Fullerton

Fullerton Arboretum California Native Plant Sale
Members – November 3: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Public – November 3-4: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 10, 2018: Newport Beach

Fall Native Plant Sale at the Environmental Nature Center
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 10, 2018: San Francisco

San Francisco Botanical Garden End of Season Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

December 1-2, 2018: Fullerton

Fullerton Arboretum Cactus & Succulent Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

If you know of any plant sales that are not listed, please comment below. Thanks!

2 Thoughts

  1. Jade on August 18, 2018

    Heaps Peak Arboretum in the San Bernardino mtns on Sept 1

  2. gardening-for-purple on August 20, 2018

    I appreciate the tip, Jade! I looked it up and added to the listing. Any chance that you know the hours of the sale? I didn’t see it on their website. Thanks! Lynne

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