Spring Plant Sale

Benefiting the Washington Park Arboretum

Sunday, April 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Graham Visitors Center
Free parking and admission

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to carry out those exciting garden plans and projects! Add new life and beauty to your home by buying trees, shrubs, and perennials at our volunteer-run Cloney-Harris Plant Nursery and Pat Calvert Greenhouse, located next to the Graham Visitors Center.

At our annual Spring Plant Sale in mid April, the nursery will re-open for the season (April through September), and the greenhouse will be back operating at full capacity. Volunteers will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help you with plant selections.

Shop with purpose: Purchases from our nursery and greenhouse help fund core horticulture, environmental education, and volunteer programs at the Arboretum.

What you’ll find at the nursery

  • Miniature roses in bloom.
  • Perennials such as heucheras, hostas, irises, bergenias, and asiatic lilies.
  • Groundcovers such as mondo grass and saxifrage.
  • Native plants such as sword fern, bleeding heart, and Maianthemum.
  • Small and medium-sized trees, including ginkgo seedlings.
  • And much more.

What you’ll find at the greenhouse

  • A unique selection of young shrubs and trees propagated from Arboretum collections.
  • Shrubs in good supply include: Callicarpa, Escallonia, Euonymus, Fuchsia, Hydrangea, jasmine, crape myrtle, honeysuckle, Luma apiculata, Osmanthus, Pieris, Sarcococca.
  • A nice selection of perennials including iris, aquilegia, Astrantia, and lady’s mantle.
  • Native annuals, perennials, and shrub (including evergreen huckleberry).
  • Compact conifers.
  • And much more.

Locating our plants

The greenhouse and nursery can be found just south of the Graham Visitors Center, directly behind the large greenhouse structure at the south end of the Visitors Center parking lot. From the southeast corner of the Visitors Center Parking Lot, follow the gravel path around the side of a greenhouse structure.

  • The Pat Calvert Greenhouse Complex (featuring a Sunhouse and Shadehouse) will be directly in front of you as you curve around the large greenhouse structure.
  • The Cloney-Harris Plant Nursery is just to the southwest of the Greenhouse Complex, next to Arboretum Drive, and can also be accessed via the Visitors Center terrace.

Blue or red price tags only: You’ll see signs to help direct you to the greenhouse and nursery and to identify plants for sale. Select only plants that have red (greenhouse) or blue (nursery) price tags on them! Please do not take plants without those tags, because they might not be ready for purchase!

Questions: Call us at 206-325-4510 or email info@arboretumfoundation.org.

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