Pop-up Plant Sale

Exotic Vines and
California Native Plants
Friday, Oct 20–Sunday, Oct 22


Opening Day: Friday, October 20:
Members only from 9:00–10:00 am
General Public: 10:00–4:30 pm
Saturday–Sunday from 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Fall is an excellent time to plant in the Bay Area, before the rainy season begins.

New plants take advantage of the wet season to settle in and prepare for new growth in the spring. We’re featuring California Native plants that add texture and support pollinators, as well as rare and hardy vines, including the Chilean Bellflower (Lapageria rosea). Shop early as some plants are available in limited quantities.

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

Propagator Picks:

Orange bell-shaped flowers surrounded by green leaves

Bomarea sp.

This is a fast growing tuberous vine, pollinated by hummingbirds, with clusters in orange, red or yellow. Plant this vine in sun but keep the roots shaded and protect from snails, slugs and frost.

Passiflora ‘Berkeley’

This fast growing, evergreen vine was first discovered growing in a parking strip in Berkeley by one of the volunteer propagators. It features a white flower with a purple blue color to its corona, and blooms mid-summer through fall in full sun to part shade. The vine can be pruned heartily after bloom and is hardy to 35 degrees. Passiflora, of which we will have several varieties, are attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

California Pipevine (Aristolochia californica)

Delicate deciduous vine usually planted to attract the beautiful Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, which lays its eggs on it. Green and maroon flowers shaped like pipes grace the vine in late winter. Some say that the flowers smell bad, but they really seem to have no odor at all. This vine likes water and dappled shade.

Chilean Bell Flower (Lapageria rosea)

The national flower of Chile, is a slow growing evergreen vine which grows in well-drained soil in cool dappled shade. Flowers which bloom in fall through spring are pink, red or white possibly edged or spotted. We will have a limited number of mostly unknown colors for sale.