Spring Plant Sale Set for March 28 and 29

Nearly 10,000 plants, including many rare and unusual varieties, will be for sale

plants for sale

UC Riverside’s annual spring plant sale will be held March 28 and 29

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The 42nd annual University of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens spring plant sale will he held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29.

There will be nearly 10,000 plants, including many rare and unusual varieties, as well as old favorites, for sale. A full plant list can be found on the Botanic Gardens web site.

Attendees can choose from colorful, heat-loving trees and shrubs, flowering perennials, miniature roses, rare cacti and other succulents, patio and houseplants, wildflower seeds and more. A special selection of showy, water-efficient, heat-loving and California native plants selected for spring planting will also be available.

In addition, master gardeners from the University of California Cooperative Extension Riverside County Master Gardener program will be selling herbs and summer vegetables, including many unusual varieties.

cacti on a table

Cacti are among the nearly 10,000 plants that will be for sale at the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens.

Most of the plants for sale will have a detailed information sign and color photo to help people make selections. Master Gardeners, Botanic Gardens’ staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions.

Several free talks are scheduled during the plant sale:

* Saturday, March 28th, noon, “Drought Tolerant Plants,” presented by Christine Lampe, a Master Gardener;

* Saturday, March 28th, 1:30 p.m., “Spring Vegetable Gardening,” presented by Kathy Swanson, a Master Gardener;

* Sunday, March 29th, 1 p.m., “Kids Tomato Planting Time,” presented by Janice Ponsor, a Master Gardener.  Kids will be able to plant their own tomato plant and receive instructions on how to raise them.  Space is limited.

The Botanic Gardens cover more than 40 acres and feature nearly 3,000 plant species from around the world.  Enjoy beautiful vistas and numerous scenic trails, including gentle pathways graded for wheelchair access.  A wide array of blooming plants can be seen year around.

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