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Annual Plant Sale

2019 Spring Plant Sale

In 2018, UDBG celebrated its 26th Spring Plant Sale with the large flowered dogwoods (Cornus) as our featured shrub group and Hosta as the herbaceous Featured plant. UDBG members exclusively receive the full color Spring Plant Sale catalog as one of their member benefits. In 2019, UDBG will celebrate its 27th Annual Spring Plant Sale with beautyberry (Callicarpa) as our featured shrub group and lenten rose (Helleborus) as the herbaceous featured plant group.

At our plant sales, we offer customers plants that work well here. We grow, test, and evaluate plants in the UDBG collection and our academic programs vet the plants. UDBG Friends and Plant Sale Patrons are permitted early entry to the Spring Plant Sale. Patrons of the Spring Plant Sale provide support to our Student Programs, helping students maintain, develop,and interpret the plant collection and gardens. Students gain hands-on experience, learn skills, build resumes, while also earning monies.

The plant sale is organized by the UDBG staff, UDBG Friends, and dedicated volunteers. We accept major credit cards, checks, and cash. The sale is located on Roger Martin Lane, inside the fenced-in area across from Fischer Greenhouse on UD’s south campus. We request you drive a vehicle large enough to fit your plant purchases. Additional plants are available for purchase on each sale day in limited quantity.

2019 Dates:

Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 – 6pm (RSVP required; email mzoehrer@udel.edu)
2019 Patron Plant Sale Reception
(2018 Patron plant sale plant list)


Thursday, April 25, 3 – 6pm (UDBG members day, 10% off entire plant purchase)


Friday, April 26, 3 – 6pm (General Public)


Saturday, April 27, 9:30am – 4pm (General Public)


In response to customers asking for more days to purchase plants, in 2018 we expanded our spring sale to include two additional days. We invite you to join us for a leisurely plant shopping experience, without the crowds, much easier parking, and additional plants.

2018 Additional Plant List


Thursday, May 2, 3 – 6 pm (General Public)

Saturday, May 4, 9am – 3 pm (General Public)


Previous Spring Plant Sale Catalogs

2018 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2017 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2016 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2015 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2014 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2013 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2012 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)

2011 UDBG Spring Plant Sale Catalog (PDF)