51st Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Click on this link to view the plant list.

Red Barn (3120 W. 82nd St.)  
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Look for red & white directional signs to the plant sale at County Rd 41

Note: Free Admission to Auxiliary Plant Sale, May 11-12 at Red Barn location only.

people selecting plants

New Location, Bigger Inventory and Free Admission Makes 51st Arboretum Plant Sale Better Than Ever!

Mother's Day weekend has always been a very special and busy time at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! To meet the needs of visitors coming to see the incredible spring gardens, have brunch and shop the Auxiliary Plant Sale, there's a new plan that should suit visitors well.

The 51st Auxiliary Plant Sale is now located at the Red Barn, next to the Tashjian Bee Center, 3210 W. 82nd St., where parking and space is plentiful. Entering off West 82nd Street also means bypassing the usual Arboretum gatehouse - and best of all, there is no admission charge for the sale!

With more than 1,000 varieties, there will be a stellar selection of sun and shade plants, curated grasses, heirloom vegetables, plentiful herbs, native Minnesota plant species and University of Minnesota introductions. Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist shoppers who have questions. Catalogs will be available for $1 at the gatehouse and at Oswald Visitor Center prior to the sale.


  • The gate to the 82nd street Arboretum entrance will open around 8am, but the sale does not begin until 9am.
  • Arboretum staff will be directing traffic and helping cars locate parking
  • Portable toilets will be available on-site
  • The Bee Center Building will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Knit & Stitch - 2020
Jan. - April Dates TBD

Spring Plant Sale - 2020
Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2020
May 10-Sept. 26

Summer Garden Tours - 2019
Sunday, July 19, Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21

Fall Harvest Sale - 2019
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2019
Friday, Dec 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.