University of California, Riverside

Botanic Gardens

Spring Plant Sale

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UCR Botanic Gardens 41st Annual Spring Plant Sale!

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11 am  to 4 pm
Sunday, April 6, 2014,  9 am to 3 pm


Just in time for spring planting! 

On the weekend of April 5 and April 6, nearly 10,000 plants and more than 600 varieties will be available for you to purchase.

A wide variety of plants will be available (see below for printable plant sale list):

  • Plants that attract hummingbirds or  butterflies
  • Drought tolerant and California Native plants
  • 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.

Saturday, April 5th, 11:30 AM Garden Talk: "Growing Great Tomatoes!" Presented by Christine Lampe, Master Gardener.  She will demonstrate planting techniques, support systems, and water requirements for growing great tomatoes.

Saturday, April 5th, 1:00 PM Garden Talk: "UC Verde Buffalo Grass-the 'Greener' Lawn; Less Water, Less Mowing" Presented by Dr. James Baird, Turfgrass Specialist. 

Sunday, April 6th, 12:00 and 1:30 PM classes for Kids:  Hands-On Project - "It's Tomato Planting Time! Learn to plant and take care of a tomato plant, make a garden marker and transplant your own tomato plant to take home. For children 5 years and up with a parent in attendance.  Please pick up a ticket at the gate or from a docent at the classroom.  Limited to the first 30 children.


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

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