Thursday, September 20, 2018

Not-to-miss fall plant sales (and related events) in Northern California

Like spring, fall is prime time for plant sales. The last weekend in September seems to be particularly busy, making me wish I could be in more than one place at a time.

Below are the events I'm aware of. If you know of any other sales, please let me know and I will add them.

In the calendar listing, you can click on any of the events to see details.

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CALENDAR


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose, Fall Show and Sale, San Jose, CA

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
 Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose, Fall Show and Sale, San Jose, CA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
 Ruth Bancroft Garden, Fall Plant Sale, Walnut Creek, CA
 Succulent Gardens, Succulent Extravaganza, Castroville, CA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
 Annie's Annuals, Fall Planting Party, Richmond, CA
 Monterey Bay Cactus and Succulent Society, Fall Show and Sale, San Juan Bautista, CA
 Ruth Bancroft Garden, Fall Plant Sale, Walnut Creek, CA
 Succulent Gardens, Succulent Extravaganza, Castroville, CA
 UC Davis Arboretum, Fall Plant Sale, Davis, CA

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6



EVENT DETAILS

Where: Annie's Annuals, 740 Market Ave, Richmond, CA
▻ When: Saturday, 9/18 and Sunday, 9/19, 10 am – 4 pm
▻ Website: http://www.anniesannuals.com/events/18/fall18/schedule_events.htm
▻ Details: Find out how the nursery prepares for next year, what they plant now, and what plants will be new in 2019. Plus fun stuff like face painting, giant puppets, the ever-popular "Supermarket Sweep," and a daily plant raffle.
▻ Related posts: all posts about Annie's Annuals


Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose, Fall Show and Sale, Sunnyvale, CA
▻ Where: Peterson Middle School, 1380 Rosalia Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
▻ When: Saturday, September 22 (9 am – 5 pm), Sunday, September 23 (9 am – 4 pm)
▻ Website: http://www.csssj.org/
▻ Details: 13th Annual Fall Show and Sale featuring rare and unusual cacti and succulents, pottery, planting mixes, and other related merchandise for sale. Experienced and knowledgeable society members will be available to answer your questions.


Monterey Bay Cactus and Succulent Society, Fall Show and Sale, San Juan Bautista, CA
▻ Where: San Juan Bautista Community Hall, 100 San Jose Street, San Juan Bautista, CA
▻ When: Saturday, September 22 (9 am – 5 pm), Sunday, September 23 (10 am – 4 pm)
▻ Website: http://mbsucculent.org/
▻ Details: Great opportunity to find rare and unusual succulent plants from arid regions around the world.  Slow-growing and hardy plants from South Africa, Mexico, Madagascar and the American Southwest will be for sale.  Many of these are not found in local commercial nurseries.  The Show will present well grown specimens to demonstrate mature potential.


Ruth Bancroft Garden

Ruth Bancroft Garden, Fall Plant Sale, Walnut Creek, CA
▻ Where: Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA
▻ When: Friday, September 28 (members only: 6 – 8 pm), Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 (public: 10 am – 4 pm)
▻ Website: https://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/event/fall-plant-sale/2018-09-29/
▻ Details: Large selection of drought-tolerant plants: succulents, cacti, California natives, and more. RBG members receive 20% off, non-members 10% off (excluding garden decor and books). Great opportunity to tour the garden and see the progress on the new Visitor Center under construction.
▻ Related posts: all posts about the Ruth Bancroft Garden


Succulent Gardens

Succulent Gardens, Succulent Extravaganza, Castroville, CA
▻ Where: Succulent Gardens, 2133 Elkhorn Road, Castroville, CA
▻ When: Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29 (8 am – 4 pm)
▻ Website: https://sgplants.com/pages/2018-succulent-extravaganza-schedule
▻ Details: Tours of Northern California's largest succulent grower, workshops, and lectures led by top creative types and garden designers from California. Download the Extravaganza flyer with detailed information and event schedule from here.
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▻ Where: Tilden Regional Park, entrance to the sale will be at the Botanic Garden’s west gate on Anza View Drive via Wildcat Canyon Road, Berkeley, CA
▻ When: Saturday, October 6 (members only: 9 – 10 am, public: 10 am – 3 pm)
▻ Website: http://www.nativeplants.org/fall-plant-sale-saturday-october-6/
▻ Details: Huge selection of California natives.


UC California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

▻ Where: UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA
▻ When: Sunday, September 30 (members only: 9 – 10:30 am, public: 10:30 am – 3 pm)
▻ Website: http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/fall-plant-sale
▻ Details: Rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, succulents, subtropicals, houseplants, and a wide selection of drought-tolerant plants from around the world. Expert advice from staff members and volunteers. Plant lists here.
▻ Related posts: all posts about UC Botanical Garden


UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

UC Davis Arboretum, Fall Plant Sale, Davis, CA
▻ Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, UC Davis campus, Davis, CA
▻ When: There will be three plant sales this fall:
    ⤑ Saturday, September 29 (members only: 9 – 11 am, public: 11am – 1 pm)
    ⤑ Saturday, October 13 (members only: 9 – 11 am, public: 11am – 1 pm)
    ⤑ Saturday, November 13 (clearance sale, public: 9 – 1 pm)
▻ Website: https://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/plant-sales
▻ Details: Huge selection of California natives, Arboretum All-Stars and tons of other plants perfect for our region: 670 varieties of plants and an inventory of almost 27,000 (3,500 more plants than last fall). Download inventory (plant varieties, prices, and location within nursery) from here.
▻ Related posts: all posts about UC Davis Arboretum


UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Fall Plant Sale, Santa Cruz, CA
▻ Where: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA
▻ When: Saturday, October 13 (members only: 10 am – 12 pm, public: 12 – 4 pm)
▻ Website: https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/recurring-events/fall-plant-sale.html
▻ Details: Hundreds of varieties of plants that are well-suited to the central California Coast. Featured plants are from California, Australia, and South Africa. Plant inventory on website by October 7.
▻ Related posts: all posts about UC Santa Cruz Arboretum


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  2. There's certainly no shortage of fall garden events up your way!

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  3. Gerhard, the Digging Dog fall plant sale is Oct 5th 6th and 7th, 10am to 5pm.

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  4. RBG's sale is on Sunday the 30th from 10am-4pm as well! I'm going to hit up UCBG in the morning and then hop over to there... hopefully find lots of goodies still around!

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  5. I'd love to get up to Berkeley in the fall!

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