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Plant Sales

Big news! Duke Gardens will host its first public plant sale in three years! 

Save the dates:
Saturday, Sept. 24, 8-11 a.m. public sale
Friday, Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m., members-only sale

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 expert gardening advice from Duke Gardens' staff and volunteers.

If you're interested in becoming a Duke Gardens member and attending our members-only plant sale, please see our membership information page, and email any questions you may have to annual fund and membership officer Lauren Smith Hong at gardensmembership@duke.edu. Members receive 10% off all plants during the preview sale and the public sale. Members will need to register in advance to attend the sale, and they will also be able to plan in advance with a list of plants that will be available at the sale.

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. If you enjoy shopping with friends, please let them know about membership so they can join and you can shop together.

Join the conversation on Facebook: Please join us on Facebook to hear about future plant sales and other Gardens events.

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 several 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.

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

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: Our plant sales take place rain or shine.