Spring Plant Sale
Members' Sale & Silent AuctionSATURDAY, APRIL 26
4 - 7 pm
Public SaleSUNDAY, APRIL27
9 am - 2 pm
Our annual Spring Plant Sale is nearly here! We are featuring drought-resistant plants to keep your garden beautiful year-round. Our expert staff and volunteers can help you with plant selections,ways to save water in the garden, and other great ideas. We have an exciting selection of exotic and rare plants, including an expanded selection of Mediterranean-climate plants perfect for your water-wise garden.
DOWNLOAD Plant Sale Survival Guide
Join Us for the Best Plant Party in Town
Plant List - Updated Regularly
Come shop for outstanding plants in an enchanting garden setting! We specialize in regionally-appropriate Mediterranean climate plants. We also sell rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, rare bulbs, Asian plants, glorious vines, tropical and houseplants, dry-growing Mexican and Central American plants, and much more. Shoppers can also pick up gardening tips and expert advice from the volunteers and staff members who will be on hand at the sale.
Quantities of some plants are limited so popular items
may sell out quickly. Arrive early for the best selection, and bring a wagon and recycled
boxes to carry your purchases.
CLICK IMAGES TO VIEW PLANT LISTS:
||PALMS & CYCADS
||PERENNIALS & SUBTROPICALS
|CACTI & SUCCULENTS
||TREES & SHRUBS
Join Us for the Best Plant Party in Town
Members' Sale and Silent Auction
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 4 pm - 7 pm
As always, members get a jump on things with the Members’- Only Preview Sale. This special preview includes coffee and tea and a silent auction of especially choice items from 4 - 6 pm If you’re a non-member and want to enjoy the benefits of this preview sale, sign up or renew a membership ahead of time and take advantage of the yearlong perks afforded members. Memberships and all proceeds help support the Garden.
To attend member-only hours, please present your valid membership card, or you may purchase a membership at the sale or online. Individual members are entitled to one admission only, for the member. If you wish to bring another member from your household, please upgrade to a family membership.
Family members are entitled to two admissions. If you wish to bring a guest please upgrade to a Family Plus membership and you will receive a one-time guest pass for the sale.
For more information, call the Membership Department at 510-643-1924 or write firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Garden membership on our Membership Central website. Join or renew online or at the door.
Saturday | April 26| 4 - 6 pm
The Silent Auction offers enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to bid on rare or unique plant for home gardens while enjoying a light breakfast.
The Silent Auction will open at 4 pm. and close promptly at 6 pm. You must be
present to win.
There will be approximately 30 plants in the Auction.
We have illustrated many of them on this page, and there will be last minute additions on the day of the sale.
The Garden reserves the right to remove plants from the
auction depending upon their condition at the time of the sale. All proceeds benefit
Our Spring 2014 Silent Auction promises to be the best auction yet! We have a particularly nice selection of rare and beautiful plants for your consideration. In keeping with the waterwise theme of this sale, our auction will include exotic and beautiful plants with low water requirements.
View non-plant Silent Auction items at the bottom of this list.
While this species is popular among Haworthia collectors, there are numerous,
Haworthia truncata ‘TY’ This cultivar has a series of lightning-strike lines on
Aloe brevifolia - variegated form
Donated by Eden Canypn Vineyards
Donated by Yan Nascimbene
Donated by Katherine Greenberg, Urban Farmer and UCBG
Donated by Jill Wilson and Nadean Lindberg
Donated by Ann & Jon Reynolds
PARKING: There's plenty of parking available for everyone. We have THREE free shuttles running continuously from the upper parking lot at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Pay the metered parking. Look for the umbrella near the upper parking lots--this is where you catch the shuttle. Limited free parking is also available at the parking lot across the street from the Garden.
DOWNLOAD Spring Plant Sale Map
TIPS FOR SUCCESS - DOWNLOAD Plant Sale Survival Guide
- BECOME A MEMBER: Members get in first. If you want first crack at the best stuff and you’re not a member, you can become a member at the gate or join now (link to membership central).
- MAKE A PLAN: Take a look at our sale map (link to map) so you know where to head for your favorite plants. Maps will also be available at the sale.
- BRING CASH, CHECK or CREDIT CARD: Checks may be made payable to UC REGENTS
- USE THE HOLD AREAS: When you’re ready we’ll deliver the plants out to the pickup area in the front of the Garden. It really works! You don’t have to carry your plants around with you while you’re shopping.
- BRING A WAGON: We often have more shoppers than wagons. If you’d like to be assured of having one, then it’s best to bring your own. Please do not bring oversize wagons – this will limit your access at the sale. We recommend wagons the size of our red radio flyers.
- ASK QUESTIONS: Our expert community of staff and volunteers know everything (…well, almost everything)! Take advantage of this great resource.
- PARKING: There's plenty of parking available for everyone. We have THREE free shuttles running continuously from the upper parking lot at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Pay the attendant for your parking. Look for the umbrella near the upper parking lots--this is where you catch the shuttle. Limited free parking is also available at the parking lot across the street from the Garden.
CHECK OUT PROCEDURES:
HOLD AREAS: We encourage you to use the two Hold Areas, where you can conveniently store your plants while you
continue to shop. The Hold Areas are marked on the map; one is halfway down the road at the end of the Natives
Section, the other is at the end of the road above of the Conference Center Building.
STEP 1: Drop off your plants at Hold; when you are through shopping a checker will tally your plants and give you a tally sheet. Your plants will then be delivered to the PICK UP area across the street from the entrance.
STEP 2: Take your tally sheet to the CASHIER near the Garden entrance. The Cashiers accept cash, check (made out to “UC REGENTS”, please remember to write your daytime phone number on the check) and credit cards.
STEP 3 (PICKUP): If you’re parked in the Botanical Garden lot, we will help you get your plants to the car. If you’re parked at the Lawrence Hall of Science, take the shuttle to your car and drive to the PICK UP area. Show your PAID cash register receipt to the pickup monitors, who will help you load your plants into your car.
IF YOU KEPT YOUR PLANTS WITH YOU (NOT IN HOLD)
STEP 1 (CHECK OUT): Take your plants to the CHECKER STATION, next to the Cashier. A checker will tally
up your plants and give you a tally sheet.
STEP 2 (CASHIER): Take your tally sheet to the Cashier Station. The Cashiers accept cash, check (made out to “UC REGENTS”) and credit cards. Show your paid receipt to the Exit Monitor as you leave with your plants.
STEP 3 (PICKUP): If you’re parked in the Botanical Garden lot, you may simply head to your car. If you’re parked at the Lawrence Hall of Science, you may drop your plants off in the Pickup area, take the shuttle to your car and drive to the Pickup area. Show your PAID cash register receipt to the pickup monitors, who will help you load your plants into your car.
NO CHILDREN IN WAGONS PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
Edibles from the Garden:
Unusual and Vintage Herbs
We are excited to be continuing our new plant section focusing on unusual and hard to find herbs, in addition to a selection of what we consider to be the best herb varieties for culinary or ornamental use. The Garden has a long history of growing herbs, with the Herb Garden playing a prominent role among our ethnobotanical collections. We would like to introduce you to some of our favorite herbs which can be used for flavor, fragrance or simply their ornamental appeal.
Many herbs come from the Mediterranean basin, and as such they do very well in the summer dry, Mediterranean climate of the greater Bay Area. This is particularly true for rosemary, culinary thyme, many lavenders, oreganos – including both culinary and ornamental varieties, and culinary sage.
This year’s offering is just a start. Over time watch for new and interesting varieties.
Here are a few of the plants we will have at the sale:
- Calamintha sylvatica
- Mentha x piperita ‘Chocolate Mint’
- Menthasuaveolens ‘Pineapple Mint’
- Origanum ‘Marshall’s Memory’
- Rosmarinus ‘Curly’
- Rosmarinus ‘Jen’s Blush’
- Rosmarinus ‘Joyce de Baggio’
- Rosmarinus prostratus
- Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’
- Satureja spinosa
- Thymus 'Argentus'
- Thymus ‘Foxley’
- Thymus ‘Golden Lemon’
- Thymus hirsutus
- Thymus ‘Doone Valley’
- Thymus thracicus
All proceeds benefit the UC Botanical Garden. Cash/checks only. Checks to Berkeley Foundation. Bring your address labels or stamp for your raffle tickets.
12 tickets for $10; 30 tickets for $20
Choose your preferred prize at the Raffle Table. Use all your tickets on one prize or spread them out between our great prizes.
No need to be present to win if you write your phone or email on the ticket. If only the ticket number is drawn you must be present to win. Winners will be posted at the Raffle Table. Prizes may be claimed at the Raffle Table. If we have your phone/email we will contact you following the sale and arrange for you to receive your prize.
1. CREWS FAMILY WINE Two bottles of Nationally Recognized Award Winning Homemade Wine from Orinda, CA
2. BOOK SELECTION from the PHOEBE A. HEARST MUSEUM of ANTHROPOLOGY
3. BEAUTIFUL ORCHID FROM FLORALI
4. CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER Two Tickets to any upcoming production on a weekday night, with choices through the month of September.
5. LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE-One Family Admission to the Hall. Admits two adults and their children up to 18.
6. POPPIES GALORE-The Garden Shop at UCBG A poppy mug, poppy stationary, and poppy socks all with the UC Botanical Garden’s imprimatur.
7. SOLAR POWERED SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER AND ONE HOUR CONSULT WITH IREPCO
8. CHEZ PANISSE Dinner for Two in the Café with a bottle of the house wine.
9. UC BOTANICAL GARDEN FAMILY PLUS MEMBERSHIP Visit over 600 museums and 360 public gardens across the nation for free with your Family Plus Membership
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