Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Available for $1 at Visitor Center or

online here for printing at home.




people selecting plants

Don't miss Minnesota's largest and finest plant sale!
The most anticipated event of the year for Minnesota gardeners who annually brave the vagaries of our spring weather to shop the finest selection of plants in the area. Choose from hard-to-find varieties and University of Minnesota introductions. Expect to find an expanded selection of shade perennials and grasses, new vegetable varieties with more heirlooms, as well as many plant species native to Minnesota. Unique plants and informative garden helpers give you new ideas for your garden. And supporting the Arboretum with each purchase makes this a not-to-be-missed event. Shop early for the best selection. Please be aware, many selections are limited. Visa/MasterCard/ Discover/AmEx credit card payment accepted.

The sale is held at the Arboretum Picnic Shelter area near the Marion Andrus Learning Center. Some boxes are available, but bring your own containers and carts for easier carrying. General Arboretum admission applies.

Printed copies of the Plant List will also be available at the Gatehouse and Oswald Visitor Center Reception Desk for $1. 

Non-member shoppers will receive a complimentary Arboretum entrance pass for future use.

All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.

On Sale Now!

To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Arboretum Auxiliary and to support their fundraising efforts, a new cookbook has been published. The cookbook contains over 250 recipes, including some of the favorite recipes from the Arboretum Tea Room. Cookbooks are only $15. To purchase a cookbook now, complete an order form. The cookbook will also be available for purchase at the Auxiliary Holiday Sale Dec. 2-4.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Knit & Stitch - 2018
Fridays Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, March 2 & 16, April 13 & 27
Wednesdays, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18

Summer Garden Tours - 2018
Sunday, July 15, Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, July 18

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2018
May 12-Sept. 22

Fall Harvest Sale - 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2018
Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.