Native Plant Sale Welcomes Spring


Hundreds of native gardeners choose from a wide variety of species at the annual Friends of the Arboretum Native Plant Sale. Friends members receive a discount on plant purchases.

Native Plant Sale -- Saturday May 9, 2015

The Friends of the Arboretum annual native plant 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 9.

The 2015 Native Plant Sale takes place on May 9 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 inserted in the February and March issues of NewsLeaf.

You may also download an order form.

The time period for ordering runs from February 1 through March 27, 2015. These special mixes, trees and shrubs will not be available at the tent sale on May 9. FOA members receive a discount on these native plant purchases which will be ready for pick-up on May 7. Please join us on Saturday, May 9 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 2015 species list.

Friends of the Arboretum gratefully acknowledges in-kind contributions from the following businesses in support of the 2014 Native Plant Sale:

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