Members’ Sale

Saturday, April 28 | 4 – 7 pm

Public Sale

Sunday, April 29 | 10 am – 3 pm

 

  • The Garden will close at 1 pm on Saturday, April 28 in preparation of the sale
  • There is no access to the Garden collections during the Plant Sale
  • Limited parking in the University Garden lot: parking at designated spaces in the Lawrence Hall of Science lot and a free shuttle to the Garden will be available
  • Bring your own box

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Shop rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, succulents, California natives, subtropicals, houseplants, and a wide selection of drought-tolerant plants from around the world. There is something for everyone at the Plant Sale!

Great Advice and Guidance

The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants they grow. They’ll be on hand to answer questions, give advice, and talk all things plants!

Check back for updates!

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Join us for the best plant party in town

Members’ Sale and Room of Rares
Saturday, April 28 | 4 – 7 pm

Members get first pick of plants and access to the Room of Rares! Complimentary refreshments will be served. Non-members who want to attend the Saturday sale can join or renew now and take advantage of year-long benefits. Questions about membership? Call us at 510-643-1924

Limited free parking in the University lot at the Garden. Free shuttle and parking at designated spaces in the Lawrence Hall of Science lot. 

Rare, Unusual, and Extraordinary Plants!

Members’ Sale and Room of Rares
Saturday, April 28 | 4 – 7 pm

We are excited to offer current Garden members access to the Room of Rares. The Room of Rares will offer enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to acquire unique plants that are only available in limited quantities. Plants featured in this boutique sale will be carefully selected by Garden Horticulturists and will include plants from the UCBG collections, alongside other treasures that are rarely available for sale. Garden staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about these special plants.

At the Spring Sale, the Room of Rares will feature exotic ferns, sought-after cycads, unusual succulents, species orchids, cloud forest Magnolia, beautiful bromeliads, variegated Ginkgo, and much more!

Members can peruse the Room of Rares while enjoying complementary refreshments during the Spring Members Sale.  The sale starts at 4:00pm and the Room of Rares will remain open until all items have sold. At our last sale, the Room of Rares sold out in two hours!

Check this page periodically for updates to the list of plants that will be offered. There will also be some surprise additions on the day of the sale.

All proceeds support the Garden!

The Garden reserves the right to adjust offerings depending upon condition at the time of the sale.  Please note that some offerings may be limited to a single plant.

In order to reduce paper waste, we will not be providing printed maps at the Plant Sale this year.

Save the Map to your phone ahead of time as cell reception is not guaranteed at the Garden. Download a PDF version of the map here.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

  1. BECOME A MEMBER: Members get in first. If you want first crack at the best plants and you’re not a member, you can become a member at the gate or join now.
  2. MAKE A PLAN: Take a look at our sale map so you know where to head for your favorite plants. Maps will also be available at the sale.
  3. BRING CASH, CHECK or CREDIT CARD: Checks may be made payable to UC REGENTS
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. ASK QUESTIONS: Our expert community of staff and volunteers know everything (…well, almost everything)! Take advantage of this great resource.
  7. PARKING: There’s plenty of parking available for everyone. We have free shuttles running continuously from the upper parking lot at the Lawrence Hall of Science. 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!