Fall Plant Sale

Update: If you missed the sale, call or stop by the Terrace Shop, where we'll have a wide variety of plants & bulbs. If you don't see what you're looking for, ask us. We may have it in our nursery. And mark your calendars for our next Spring Plant Sale on March 28, 2020, and members-only preview sale on March 27. 


Please join Duke Gardens at our Fall Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

You'll find an array of plants ideal for this region, including Duke Gardens plants, trees, shrubs, vines, bulbs and air plants, as well as decorative plant pots. And you can get expert gardening advice from Duke Gardens' staff and volunteers, and from Durham County Extension Master Gardeners.

Member discount + preview sale and dinner: Members of the Friends of Duke Gardens get 10 percent off their total Spring Plant Sale purchase, and they are invited to attend the members-only preview sale from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Non-members may join on site or save time by joining in advance. Members also receive a plant list in advance of the sale, so they can plan their shopping list early.

Membership check-in: Please bring your membership card or email receipt with you to the sale for a speedy check-in. But if you don't have either, we are happy to confirm your membership on site.

Join the conversation on Facebook: Please join us in our plant sale event page to read plant previews, see photos, ask questions or invite your friends.

Plant previewsHostasChinese foxglovehouseplants, ginger lilies, pawpaws, wintersweet, pink banana, Japanese silver tree. Stay tuned for more previews this week!

Support tomorrow's interns: Did you know that profits from our plant sales help us to offer four paid summer internships to aspiring horticultural professionals each year? Duke Gardens' full-time staff now boasts six former interns! We thank you for helping us provide a solid foundation for these talented pros and others like them.

Forms of payment accepted: cash, credit cards, checks. We will have dedicated cash-only lines to help you save time at checkout.

Buses: Please note that due to high traffic volume on this day, we cannot permit bus parking during the plant sale.

Admission: Free.

Wagons/carts/boxes: Our supply of wagons and boxes is limited, so please bring your own if you have them. It will enable you to get your shopping done far faster. Thanks!

Pets: Dogs and other pets are not permitted at the plant sale. Read more here.

Weather: The sale will proceed rain or shine.

Plant vendors: If you're interested in being a vendor at our Spring Plant Sales, please email plant sale coordinator Beth Hall Hoffman.