Fall Native Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017

- Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Garden Staff

Location: Courtyard & Garden Nursery

Grow native - October is planting season in California!

Annual Fall Native Plant Sale

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events on the Central Coast.

Considering replacing your lawn or some of your water-loving planting beds? Most California natives are drought resistant. Speak with our knowledgable staff about what plants are best for your garden or come to some of our weekend workshops. You can also visit our Natives in Your Garden page for an abundance of information that will help you prepare and care for your plant sale purchases.

Remember to take advantage of your Garden Membership and get 10% off on all Garden Nursery and Garden Shop purchases as well as discounts on classes and workshops!


Click here for this year's Fall Native Plant Sale availability list

Plant Sale Highlights 

September 29: Fall Native Plant Sale Preview Party 
Kickoff this month-long event with a member's only evening in the Garden's courtyard.

September 30: Opening Day
Members Only: 9am - noon
Open to the public: noon - 4:30pm

October 6: Plant Name Changes
Bruce Reed, Horticulturist
Get an overview of the most recent name changes, how they came about, and what they mean, in this introductory presentation.

October 7: Dara Emery Memorial Lecture 
Greg Rubin, President and founder of California’s Own Native Landscape Design
This rare Santa Barbara appearance is a chance to see some of Rubin's many beautiful garden designs and to share his inspirations.

October 14: Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Natives 
Robert Kourik, Author
Explore the amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants.

October 14: Garden Planning with the Experts
Bruce Reed, Horticulturist
Get the most out of a visit to our Fall Sale with a tour and guidance on making the best plant choices for your garden.

October 19 - November 2: Survey of Garden-Worthy Plants 
Bruce Reed, Horticulturist
Learn about cultivation and installation of California Natives in your home garden.

October 28: Garden Planning with the Experts 
Bruce Reed, Horticulturist
Get the most out of a visit to our Fall Sale with a tour and guidance on making the best plant choices for your garden.

- registration required for all events except Opening Day -

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