THE Plant Sale

Did you know Fall all is one of the best times of year to plant spring-blooming bulbs, cool-season annuals, and many trees, shrubs and perennials? Fall planting is all about giving the plant a chance to put on root growth, which continues until temperatures average about 48°F/9°C. Plantings will be raring to go come spring thanks to the roots they create in fall!

So we’re planning a Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 25th I 9am to 2pm.

  • Great selection of native perennials and woodies
  • Ask the experts on site
  • Noon celebration of 10th anniversary of our Green Learning Station
  • Coffee and delicious homemade baked goods (including crowd favorite Breadsmith!) available to purchase
  • Lots of used gardening and horticulture books for sale


THE Plant Sale

Always the First Weekend in May!

Springtime at the Civic Garden Center is synonymous with our annual plant sale fundraiser. Since 1960, the Civic Garden Center has depended on its annual Plant Sale – and its reputation for offering a large selection of quality plants and plant knowledge – for some of its operating income. Every dollar you spend goes to support our core programs, including the Community Gardens program, Green Learning Station, school gardens and youth education, and our Hands on Horticulture program.

We’re grateful to everyone who supported the Plant Sale in 2021. After cancelling the Plant Sale in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, we held an online sale of plants followed by a one-day in person sale to clear out any remaining plants and to offer the ever popular Green Flea. We learned a lot putting on our first ever hybrid Plant Sale!

We know that many of you enjoyed the convenience of buying online and picking up your order in person, while many, many of you missed the full blown in person Plant Sale experience. While we’re not sure exactly what THE Plant Sale 2022 will look like, we do know we’ll have an amazing selection of plants to keep you growing!