University of California, Riverside

Botanic Gardens

Fall Plant Sale

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33rd Annual Friends of U.C. Riverside Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015, 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday, October 25th, 2015,  9 am to 3 pm


Fall is the best time to plant California friendly perennials, shrubs, bulbs and wildflower seeds. Did you know that plants established in the fall and winter grow faster in the spring and require less water when summer comes? Help conserve water with the plants you select for your landscape and yard and plant water-efficient plants!

On the weekend of October 24th and 25th, join us for this spectacular event featuring the largest and most exciting collection of nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties of California Native and California appropriate plants around, all being available for you to purchase.

Here is the link to view this Fall's detailed  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 closer to the sale date.

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, check below for our current presentations!

Saturday, October 24

  • 11:30AM - The New California Garden...Make Every Drop Count!
    A panel of UCCE Riverside County Master Gardeners with years of experience in natives, cactus, succulents, water-wise gardening and adaptive irrigation, will answer your questions about gardening and landscaping in California's dry Mediterranean climate.
  • 1:00PM - Edible Landscaping with Cool-Season Vegetables
    Christine Lampe, a UCCE Riverside County Master Gardener, will speak about incorporating edible plants into your landscape design.  Herbs and vegetables can add beauty to your garden and taste great!  Many will also attract beneficial predators, butterflies and birds.

Sunday, October 25

  • 1:00PM - Children's Activity - Leaf Rubbings and Wildflower Bookmarks!
    Erin Snyder, Resource Educator with the Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District (RCRCD), will show your child how to create leaf rubbings and make wildflower bookmarks!  Parents can learn more about educational materials, programs, school garden planning support, and mini-grants available FREE of charge through the RCRCD.


Click HERE for the Wildflower Seed Coupon - a $2.00 value!

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

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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