Fall Plant & Bulb Sale with adult and toddler looking at a plant

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale

Get a jump­-start on your spring garden at Fall Plant & Bulb Sale.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 22 & 23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The best spring gardens start during the fall! At this year’s Fall Plant & Bulb Sale enjoy a wide variety of standard and specialty bulbs, seeds and plants grown right here at the Gardens. This sale will be located under the tent at the UMB Bank Amphitheater.


Important details:

  • Last entry is 4 p.m. The event ends at 5 p.m.
  • Arrive early for the best selection. Admission is free, but reservations are required.
  • Member-only shopping is available from 8-9 a.m. Reservations are required.

Plan your visit:

  • Ticket reservations subject to availability; membership does not guarantee ticket to event.
  • Members receive 10 percent off all purchases (must present proof of active membership).
  • Bring your own wagon, cart or wheelbarrow to transport plants.
  • Credit/debit cards and checks are the only accepted forms of payment. 

Check back in August to see a shopping guide and sale site map.


Preview Party

Receive exclusive access to plants before the sale opens to the public. Guests enjoy a fabulous spread of treats, wine and beer. This event is expected to sell out – purchase early to secure your ticket. 

Thursday, Sept. 21
Times and ticket prices to be announced


Volunteer Opportunities

Come volunteer with us! Opportunities include selling plants, greeting shoppers, assisting with checkout and more. Volunteers will receive 10 percent off all Fall Plant & Bulb Sale purchases.

Email vol@botanicgardens.org with questions about volunteering. Individuals and groups welcome.



Reservations (staggered release based on membership level):

  • President’s Circle, Garden Leader, Director’s Circle, Four Seasons, Patron, Supporter, Gardens Plus – Wednesday, Aug. 23
  • Friends & Family – Thursday, Aug. 24
  • Dual Plus, Individual Plus – Friday, Aug. 25
  • General public reservations open Monday, Aug. 28


Can I browse a list of plants and other products before the sale begins?

Yes. Check back in August for a shopping guide. Plant availability is subject to change, and many species sell out quickly.  We cannot guarantee availability of any specific varieties. 

Do I have to carry my plants all the way to my car?

No! A complimentary plant valet will be available for all customers. This service allows you to drop off your plants and retrieve your vehicle without having to carry your purchases all the way to the parking garage. Plant valet attendants can also assist with loading plants into your vehicle.

Is there parking?

Free parking is available in our parking garage, accessible from either York Street or Josephine Street. Spaces are limited. Street parking is available, but please be respectful of our neighbors and observe all parking restrictions. Denver Botanic Gardens is not responsible for parking tickets. Consider using these alternate modes of transportation:  

  • RTD: Use routes #24 (York and Josephine Streets) or #10 (12th Avenue) to access the Gardens. 

  • Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets: The Gardens joins Bicycle Colorado and Bike Streets in encouraging cycling as a form of transportation. Bike racks are available at the York Street main entrance.

What forms of payment will be accepted at the sale?

Credit/debit cards and checks will be accepted at the sale; cash purchases cannot be accommodated.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. Refunds will not be issued for plants purchased at Fall Plant & Bulb Sale if they wither after the event.

Will shopping carts be available at the sale?

A limited number of carts will be available. However, we encourage guests to bring their own wagons, wheelbarrows or carts.

Is Fall Plant & Bulb Sale ADA accessible and are wheelchairs or strollers available onsite?

Yes, the sale is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and strollers can be checked out at the Information Desk in Boettcher Memorial Center. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Learn more about accessibility at the Gardens.

Where do I get care information about the plants I purchased?

Basic information about each plant is listed on a placard at the sale. We invite guests to take photos of these placards as they shop. For additional planting and care tips, we recommend reaching out to the CSU Extension Master Gardeners in your county. You can also email Colorado Master Gardeners at gardeninghelp@botanicgardens.org with specific plant inquiries. Please allow 2-3 business days for a response.

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