University of California, Riverside

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Fall Plant Sale

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31st Annual Friends of U.C. Riverside Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale!

Saturday, October 26th, 2013, 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday, October 27th, 2013, 9 am to 3 pm


Fall is the perfect time to plant!  Did you know that plants established in the fall and winter grow faster in the spring and require less water when summer comes?

On the weekend of October 26th and 27th, nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties will be available for you to purchase.

The 2013 list is here!  Here is the link to view a detailed newly updated 2013 Plant Sale List of trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants, shade plants, water plants, house and patio plants. Wildflower seeds are listed, as are a portion of the landscape‑size cacti and succulents.  The number of plants that we expect to have available of each type appears in brackets at the end of the plant description.  Note!  The version of this Plant List will be updated over the next several weeks.

A wide variety of plants will be available.  Plants that attract hummingbirds or butterflies are available as well as drought tolerant and California Native plants, and plants that are fragrant or suitable for cut flowers or foliage.  You are sure to find the perfect plant.

At the sale, each of the plants will have a detailed information sign and color photo to help you make your selections.

U.C. Master Gardeners, expert Gardens Staff, and Volunteers will be available to answer your questions.

Several exciting classes are planned, including a Kids hands-on class on creating a Fairy Garden!

  • Saturday, October 26th at 11:15 AM - "Fall - The Perfect Season for Planting" presented by Katherine Botts, Master Gardener and Landscape Designer. 
  • Saturday, October 26th at 1:00 PM - "Cool Season Vegetable Gardening" presented by Lucy Heyming, Master Gardener and UCR Extension Lecturer.
  • Sunday, October 27th at 11:00 AM - "Creating a Fairy Garden", by Dona Jenkins, Master Gardener and owner of Garden Moonlight.  This class will be limited to 24 children.


  • Click HERE for a Wildflower Seed Coupon (with purchase) - a $2.00 value!!
  • Botanic Gardens full-color t-shirts and our "Hummingbird Garden" and "Subtropical Trees" posters.

Come to the Fall Plant Sale, We'd Love To See You There!

Click HERE for the Fall 2013 Fall Plant Sale List

Note!  The Plant Sale List will be updated on a regular basis, the version date will be listed within the header section of the Plant Sale List.  

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