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Plant Sales

2024 plant sales:

Friday, April 5, 4-6 p.m., members-only plant sale (join here)
Fall public plant sale information TBA

We hope you'll join us at our spring and fall plant sales, where 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 sales, please see our membership information page, and email any questions you may have to annual fund and membership officer Lauren Smith Hong at 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.

Plant sale admission: Free.

Parking: Free parking for shoppers during the plant sale will be available in the upper parking lot directly across the driveway from the Doris Duke Center. After you drive in the main entrance, the entrance to the upper parking lot is on the left. The free reserved parking will begin one hour before the sale and end at the close of the sale. 

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

Forms of payment accepted: cash, credit cards, checks.

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.

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.

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