Plant Sales

COVID-19 Update:  Duke Gardens is pleased to be open to the public again after a temporary closure. Read more about pandemic-related policies here. We do not currently have a date for the next public Duke Gardens Plant Sale, but we are hoping to host one in March 2022, and we look forward to welcoming our gardening friends to a plant sale soon!

In the meantime, Duke Gardens will host a members-only, by-appointment Fall Plant Sale on Oct. 2, 2021. For information, please email annual fund and membership officer Lauren Smith Hong at




Below is general information about Duke Gardens' spring & fall plant sales.

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 plants from regional specialty vendors. 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 celebration: Members of the Friends of Duke Gardens get 10 percent off their total plant sale purchases, and they are invited to attend the members-only preview sales. 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 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 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: Our plant sales take place rain or shine.