Fall Plant Sale Set for Oct. 22 and 23

Nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties of California native and California appropriate plants will be for sale

Plant sale

Succulents will be for sale at the Friends of the U.C. Riverside Botanic Garden spring plant sale.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — The 34th annual Friends of U.C. Riverside Botanic Gardens fall plant sale will take place Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UCR Botanic Gardens.

Fall is the best time to plant California friendly perennials, shrubs, bulbs and wildflower seeds. Plants established in the fall and winter will grow faster in the spring and require less water during the summer.

Nearly 10,000 plants and more than 500 varieties of California native and California appropriate plants will be for sale. Choose from plants that attract hummingbirds or butterflies, drought tolerant and California native plants, as well as plants that have fragrant flowers or ones suitable for cut flowers or foliage.

A partial plant list is available at: http://gardens.ucr.edu/events/fallsale.html.  Most of the plants for sale will have a detailed information sign and color photo. University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardeners, gardens staff and volunteers will be on hand to give advice and garden troubleshooting tips.

The master gardeners will also be selling organically grown cool-season vegetables, herbs and beneficial flowers. In addition, several free programs and demonstrations will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on the plant sale visit www.gardens.ucr.edu, contact the Botanic Gardens at 951-784-6962, or send an email to ucrbg@ucr.edu.

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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