Native Plant Sale Welcomes Spring

Native Plant Sale -- Saturday May 10, 2014
Celebrating 25 Years!


A tradition established by the Friends of the Arboretum, the Native Plant Sale celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2014! The sale takes place the Saturday before Mother's Day each May, offering a large crowd of enthusiastic gardeners more than 100 species of native plants suitable for a variety of soil and light conditions.

No plants are dug from the wild. All are native to the area and, once established, require minimal care. During the sale, experts are available to answer questions. Members of Friends of the Arboretum receive a discount on all purchases on plants in the tent sale on May 10th.

The 2014 Native Plant Sale takes place on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large tents next to the Arboretum Visitor Center. We'll have native grasses; woodland, prairie and savanna plants; trees and shrubs.

Native Plant Order brochures identifying trees, shrubs, mixes and perennials for sale will be sent in the February and March issues of NewsLeaf. You may also download an order form here. The time period for ordering runs from February 1 and now has been extended to  April 4, 2014. These special mixes, trees and shrubs will not be available at the tent sale on May 10. FOA members receive a discount on these native plant purchases which will be ready for pick-up on May 8. Please join us on Saturday, May 10 to find a wider variety of native plants under the big tent.

Native plant information sheets are available for the 18 native shrubs, trees and four plant mixes for prairie, savanna and rain gardens that are available to order. View Plant Information Sheets

For an idea of the wide variety of native plants available at the plant sale, download a PDF of the 2014 species list.

Friends of the Arboretum gratefully acknowledges in-kind contributions from the following businesses in support of the 2013 Native Plant Sale:


AM Mailing Services

Flower Factory
Wood's Edge Farm
Country Road Greenhouses
Prairie Nursery
WE Radtke, Inc.
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