Pop-up Plant Sale

California Native Plants
Friday, April 26–Sunday, May 5


Friday Evening Opening: April 26, 5:00–6:30 pm
This year we kick-off the event with a Friday evening sale!

Saturday, April 27
Members only from 9:00–10:00 am
General Public: 10:00–4:30 pm

Sunday, April 28–Sunday, May 5
10:30 am–4:30 pm

Welcome spring to your garden with California native plants!

This time of year, each day provides new wonders as plants pop out of the soil or unfurl their flowers. Just as the spring brings new growth after the winter rains, it is also time for us to nurture our gardens. If you’re looking to add to your home garden don’t miss our spring California Native Plant sale where you will find a wide selection of color, foliage, and pollinator plants to fit your garden. Check out the propagator favorites below.

Your plant purchase helps preserve a living museum dedicated to preserving one of the most diverse plant collections in North America. Thank you!

  • Members receive their regular 10% discount on plant purchases
  • Bring a box to carry your purchases home.
  • If you plan to only shop without a Garden visit, there is no reservation or admission fee required.

Download the plant list below.
Please note, plant availability is subject to change

View the plant list

Zoom Program: California Native Plant Sale Preview

Tuesday, April 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Free, registration required to receive Zoom link

Join us online for a lunchtime plant happy hour:
Get a sneak peak at some of the beautiful plants that will be available in our California Native Plant Sale (April 26-29). Learn plant care tips and techniques from our team of experts. Time will be reserved at the end for your questions.


Propagator Picks:

Long-Rayed Brodiaea (Triteleia peduncularis)

This wildflower grows from a bulb-like corm and bursts with purple-tinged white flowers in the spring to summer. Endemic to California’s coast and northern inland mountain ranges, it goes dormant in the dry summer months before growing grass-like leaves in the fall before a new bloom.

Erythronium ‘Pagoda’

A hybrid between Erythronium tuolumnense and Erythronium californica ‘White Beauty’, the pagoda fawn lily is a beautiful and delicate woodland bulb. Emerging in early spring with glossy, mottled leaves, it grows yellow flowers on 6-12″ stems before returning to dormancy in the summer. A great addition to shady, wetter areas of the garden.

Image by Gail Hampshire, licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Checker bloom (Sidalcea malviflora)

Checker Bloom is a lovely perennial that we enjoy watching bloom along the paths in the California section every year. Growing across much of California from the coast up to 7,500 feet, this herb has beautiful green leaves with deep pink flowers spiking up above the foliage.

Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri)

California’s largest flower, the Matilija Poppy’s petals can span 7” across. Drought tolerant once established, this summer deciduous plant shoots up beautiful stalks of mugwort-like leaves to 10’ high or more.