Plant Sales

If you're interested in becoming a Duke Gardens member and attending the next members-only plant sale (no date scheduled yet), 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 will need to register in advance to attend the sale, and they will also be able to plan in advance with a full list of plants that will be available at the sale.

We do not currently have a date set for our next public sale, but please stay tuned here for more information. In the meantime, we have a wide selection of plants available for sale at the Terrace Shop.

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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 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 sales. Non-members may joining in advance and then register to attend the members-only sales. 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.