Fall Plant Sale
Please join Duke Gardens at our Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29, 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: 9 a.m. to noon.
Member Discount & Preview Sale: Members of the Friends of Duke Gardens get 10 percent off their total Fall Plant Sale purchase, and they are invited to attend the members-only preview sale from 8-9 a.m. preceding the main sale. 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.
Duke Blue Devil: Our favorite mascott will join us during the members-only sale and from 9-10 a.m. during the main sale. This devil may not be a plant expert, but he/she knows how to pose for great selfies, so come prepared for fun!
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.
Blog previews by topic: Celebrating Pollinators; Woodland Phlox; Nepeta 'Cat's Meow' (catmint); Chinese foxglove; fragrant tea olive; hostas; Heuchera 'Autumn Bride'; native grasses; anemones; willow-leaf sunflower; bishop's hat (Epimedium ‘Sulphureum’); green and gold; Stokes' aster; little bluestem 'Twilight Zone'.
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 & 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.