Plant Sales & Seeds


Our spring and fall plant sales are a twice-a-year opportunity to select from an unmatched diversity of California native plants propagated by volunteers from the Garden’s collection, including trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, grasses, bulbs, ferns, and annuals, as well as native plant seeds. Many of the plants we offer are not available anywhere else.

The sales are held rain or shine and feature plants to fit conditions in every Bay Area garden, with experts on hand to provide advice and gardening tips. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Regional Parks Botanic Garden.

Fall 2014 Plant Sale Photo by Teresa LeYung Ryan

Fall 2014 Plant Sale
Photo by Teresa LeYung Ryan

Our spring plant sale is held at the Garden on the third Saturday in April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Friends members only from 9 to 10 a.m.) The spring sale especially features native perennials and shade plants.

The fall plant sale is held at the Garden on the first Saturday in October, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Friends members only from 9 to 10 a.m.) The fall sale offers the full range of California native plants, but specially features manzanitas (Arctostaphylos spp.), California wild lilacs (Ceanothus spp.), buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.), sages (Salvia spp.) and a wide array of subshrubs, shrubs, and trees that, for optimal success, are best planted in the fall.

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Bring boxes to carry your purchases. For directions to the garden, see our Visit the Garden page.

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On Thursday mornings from May through August, and from the Thursday after the fall plant sale through December, our volunteers sell native plants at the Garden from 9 to 11 a.m., unless it is raining heavily. Plants are also sold on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop by the Juniper Lodge at the center of the Garden (accessed most easily from Anza View Road), to browse and purchase plants.

Click here for directions and a map

For more information, contact the Garden at (510) 544-3169 or


California native plant seed packetsOur Seedy Friends group collects and offers seeds of many native plants in the Garden’s extensive collection. The seeds are available during open hours in the Visitor Center lobby. They are also available at the Garden’s fall lectures, the annual spring plant sale, and often at plant sales and fairs of the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

Please send any questions to Susan Agnew at

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