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Plant Sales

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Twice a year, the Gardens brings you the largest plant sale event in the Inland Empire. In spring, usually the first full weekend in April, comes the UCRBG Spring Plant Sale. In fall, usually the third weekend in October, it's the Friends of UCRBG Fall Plant Sale.

Plant Sale

A typical sale finds nearly 10,000 plants and more than 400 kinds available. All types of plants are to be had, from a huge array of cacti and rare succulents to hard-to-find water and waterside plants and unusual patio and houseplants to colorful landscape trees. The emphasis is on water efficient plants from around the world, but a variety of shade and water tolerant selections are always available. A fine range of choice California native plants are available at both sales, though more are sold for the fall planting season. Only varieties that can be planted at the time of the sale are sold. Miniature roses, hundreds of herbs, orchids and wildlflower seeds round out the choices.

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To aid in your selection, the plants are grouped by general plant type: trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous plants, shade plants, house/patio plants, cactus/succulents, water plants, etc. Each variety of plant has an information sign that includes size, water needs, sun preferences, flower time and color, Sunset Western Garden Book Climate Zone, etc., and a color photograph. Expert Gardens staff, Volunteers and U.C. Master Gardeners are available to answer questions.


There is a Preview Plant Sale for Members of the Friends of UCR Botanic Gardens. For more information on the sale, or on joining the "Friends", contact us at


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