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Santa Cruz Fall Plant Sale

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The ever-popular Santa Cruz County Chapter Fall Plant Sale will be held at the UCSC Arboretum and Botanic Garden on Saturday October 8th! We have a fabulous selection of California natives lined up for this sale, featuring plants from our local area and the central coast region.

Remember, fall is the ideal time to plant California natives. The minute fall rains arrive, seeds begin to germinate, young plants put down healthy roots, and many mature plants don’t wait for spring to set about blooming!

The sale runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, first hour reserved for CNPS members (all chapters) so get there early for best selection. Our last two sales were record sell outs. It is so exciting and rewarding to see such a high demand for native plants!

Featured in this sale are over one hundred species of native plants, many of which are new offerings for our Chapter. Check out the several Dudleya species, Heteromeles (Toyon), Romneya (Matilija Poppy) and Arctostaphylos cultivars. We will have a small selection of dormant spring-blooming bulbs packaged and ready for fall planting, as well as many plants in our most popular genera such as Eriogonum, Salvia, Diplacus, Epilobium, Achillea, Erigeron, Artemisia, Grindelia, and Frangula!

Check Chapter website ( for the availability list the week prior to the sale.


October 8
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden
On Empire Grade, about 1/2 mile from intersection of Bay Avenue and High Street
CA United States
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Santa Cruz County