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Plant Sale Season

Spring is planting time and plant sales have been sprouting up at gardens around the country. Public gardens, including many of our Preservation partner gardens, are rolling out the flats of seedlings, cuttings, and divisions. Pop-up plant sales are also scheduled at many Open Days gardens.

Here’s a partial schedule. Some sales are already past, many are upcoming, and new buying opportunities continue to be added.

Open Days

Plant sales are planned at the following Open Days:

May 30-31, Little Compton, RI - Multiple specialty nurseries at Sakonnet

June 6, Columbia County, NY – Pondside Nursery at the garden of Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King selling plants and Broken Arrow Nursery at Margaret Roach’s garden

June 6, Worcester County, MAThe Bunker Farm  at Swiftwater Farm and Mapel Plants Nursery at the garden of John D. Mapel & Stephen J. Libuda

June 13, Fairfield County, CTHome-grown perennials and shrubs at Pixie Farm

June 13, Mendocino County, CA Unusual perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines at Digging Dog Nursery

June 20, Dutchess County, NY – Adams Fairacre Farms  at the Dappled Berms garden.

June 20, Litchfield County, CT – Broken Arrow Nursery at the garden of Buddy and Monika Nixon.

June 27, Hunterdon County, NJ – Broken Arrow Nursery and Organic Plant Care at Federal Twist.

June 28, Bainbridge Island, MA – Sale in the small adjoining nursery at Windcliff

July 11-12, New Hampshire Sea Coast, NH – Broken Arrow Nursery at Bedrock Gardens

July 25, Dutchess County, NY – Broken Arrow Nursery at Innisfree Garden

For a full schedule of Open Days plant sales through the end of the season, see our online All Events calendar and screen it for “Plant Sale” under “Event Types.”

Preservation Gardens

Spring plant sales have been underway for several weeks already at many of our Preservation partner gardens, especially those in southern zones. In late April and the first week of May, Chase Garden in Orting, WA; Yew Dell Botanical Garden in Crestwood, KY; and Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair, NJ, all held their annual spring plant sales.

Further plant buying opportunities are on the calendar, however, and more are being planned.

May 10 and 30, Peckerwood Garden, Hempstead, TX – Plant sales in conjunction with the garden’s public open days

June 13, The Fells, Newbury, NH - 24th annual plant sale

September 13, Hollister House Garden, Washington, CT – Sale of Rare and Unusual Plants during Litchfield County Open Day, with an advance sale the day before as part of Hollister House Garden Study Weekend

September 25 –27, Chase Garden, Orting, WA – Fall Plant Sale

October 11, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA – Fall Plant Sale. Plants are also on sale at the  garden throughout the season.

The nursery at Hortulus Farm Garden & Nursery, Wrightstown, PA, is also open 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Be sure to check your local public gardens for their plant sale schedules.

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