Spring Plant Sale

Update: If you missed our 2018 Spring Plant Sale on April 7, be sure to call or visit the Terrace Shop at Duke Gardens, as we have scores of beautiful plants available at the shop, including many Japanese maple cultivars that we have highlighted on our blog. You can reach the Terrace Shop at 919-684-9037.


Please join Duke Gardens at our Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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

Hours: 8 a.m. to noon.

Preview sale for Gardens members: Friday, April 6, 4-6 p.m. Only members may enter the preview sale. Encourage your friends to join along with you, so you can shop together and get first dibs on all the beautiful plants!

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.

Member Discount: Members of the Friends of Duke Gardens get 10 percent off their total Spring Plant Sale purchase. 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.

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.

Videos: Please see our videos on youtube for past sale footage and previews.

More previews: Please see our blog for plant previews. Here are some direct links to this spring's previews: Heuchera, Amsonia 'Storm Cloud', peonies, hostas

Specialty vendors: Cure Nursery; Niche Gardens; Shagreen Nursery; Fernrock Farm; Green Hill Farm; Toad Song Farm; Durham County Master Gardeners; World of Salvias; Carolina Butterfly Society

Forms of payment accepted: cash, credit cards, checks

Plant sale layout: Map out your shopping strategy with this PDF.

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

Admission & parking: 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.

Help spread the word: Please share our Facebook event page with your friends.