Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale – A fundraiser for the Washington Park Arboretum

September 2021
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Graham Visitors Center
Free parking and admission

Fall is the best time for planting trees and shrubs in the Pacific Northwest—so you will not want to miss our annual fall sale.

The sale is hosted by the dedicated volunteers in our Pat Calvert Greenhouse  and Plant Donations Nursery, and your tax-free plant purchases will help raise revenue to support our maintenance, education, and volunteer programs at the Arboretum.

Greenhouse discount! All plants at the Pat Calvert Greenhouse will be 25% OFF during this sale!

Young shopper in yellow raincoat explores the plant cuttings collection at the Pat Calvert Greenhouse

What you’ll find at the greenhouse

  • A nice selection of perennials with fall interest, including asters.
  • Trees and shrubs with great fall color, such as crape myrtles, stewartia, and beauty berry.
  • Unusual evergreen shrubs.
  • Prized rhododendrons, camellias, and hydrangeas propagated from the Arboretum collection.
  • Beautiful conifers, including many dwarf and compact varieties.
  • Much, much more.

What you’ll find at the nursery

  • A fine selection of showy, hard-working perennials and grasses donated by local gardeners.
  • Pollinator-friendly plants.
  • Sedums and other drought-tolerant groundcovers.
  • Native ferns and other plants.
  • And much more.

Volunteer

If you’d like to help out at this event, please email volunteer@arboretumfoundation.org or call 206-325-4510.

Shopper smiling with his collection of cuttings from the Pat Calvert Greenhouse
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