Members’ Sale & Silent Auction
Friday, April 28 | 5 – 7:30 pm

Public Sale
Saturday, April 29 | 10 am – 2 pm

Shuttle
Friday: 5 – 8 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 3 pm

The Garden will close at 2 pm on Friday, April 28th in preparation for the Member’s Plant Sale

Your Source For Waterwise Plants!waterwise button

Despite the recent rains, waterwise gardening in the Bay Area is smart and sensible! The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world, including an extensive selection of California natives. Shop for exotic, unusual, and hard to find plants: rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, vines, tropical specimens and more. There is something for everyone at the Spring Plant Sale.

Great Advice and Guidance

The UC Botanical Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants we grow and propagate. We’ll be here to answer questions, give advice, and talk all things plants!

PrintHouse Plants ButtonHouse Plants Button

PrintPrintHouse Plants ButtonVines Button

PrintPrint

House Plants Button

Join us for the best plant party in town

Members’ Sale and Silent Auction
Friday, April 28 | 5 – 7:30 pm

Our Members-Only Preview Sale Friday from 5 – 7:30 pm offers light bites, wine, and a silent auction of rare and choice plants. If you’re not a member and want to attend this preview sale, join or renew now and take advantage of the year-long benefits afforded members. Memberships and all proceeds from the Plant Sale help support the Garden. 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. Don’t forget to bring a box! For more information or to view a sample plant list visit botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.

Rare, Unusual, and Extraordinary Plants!

Members’ Sale and Silent Auction
Friday, April 28 | 5 – 7:30 pm

The Silent Auction offers enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to bid on rare or unique plant for home gardens while enjoying refreshments.

The Silent Auction will open at 5 pm. and close promptly at 6:30 pm. You must be present to win. Check this page periodically for updates to the list! There will also 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 the Garden.

Our Spring 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.

Shop these and more at the Silent Auction!

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

DOWNLOAD Plant Sale Survival Guide

  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!