The Friends of the Arboretum annual native plant sale takes place the Saturday before Mother’s Day, offering 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. The plant sale is open to all. Members of Friends of the Arboretum receive a discount on all plant purchases.
2016 Native Plant Sale
May 7, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the large tents near the Visitor Center, more than 100 species of native grasses; woodland, prairie, and savanna plants; and trees and shrubs will be available to purchase.
Download the 2015 plant list for an idea of the native plants that were offered at last year’s sale.
Order Native Plants
A selection of trees, shrubs, and prairie garden mixes can be ordered through March 25, 2016 (download a 2016 order form). Advance ordering is open to anyone. Plant order brochures are sent to FOA members in the February and March issues of NewsLeaf. Plants will be ready for pick up on May 5. These mixes, trees, and shrubs will not be available at the tent sale on May 7. FOA members receive a discount on native plant purchases.
See the plant information sheets for information about particular plants.
Friends of the Arboretum gratefully acknowledges in-kind contributions from the following businesses in support of the 2016 Native Plant Sale:
- Flower Factory
- Wood’s Edge Farm
- Country Road Greenhouses
- Prairie Nursery
- WE Radtke, Inc.
- AM Mailing Services