Arboretum holds Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 8


The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Arboretum's Eucalyptus Grove on High Street near the intersection with Western Drive.

Gardeners will find hundreds of varieties of drought-tolerant and extraordinary plants at the sale, as well as expert garden advice from the Arboretum's curators. "Valet Wheelbarrow Service" will be there to assist shoppers in transporting their purchased plants to the parking area.

As in previous years, the Arboretum's plant sale is a joint event with the California Native Plant Society (CNPS), offering high-quality, regionally-friendly plants from both groups at great prices and supporting valuable environmental education and conservation efforts. For Arboretum and CNPS members only, the sale opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The public sale starts at noon. Memberships can be purchased online before the sale or at the gate on the day of the sale.

This is the year to replace lawns with an attractive, low maintenance, and low water usage landscape. Arboretum experts will be at the event to provide plant suggestions, growing advice, and landscape design assistance.

The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum is a 50-year-old treasure and favorite destination that seeks to inspire stewardship of the world's biodiversity through research, education, and the conservation of rare, endangered, and extraordinary plants.