People shopping outside at the Spring Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

Kick off your gardening season at our annual Spring Plant Sale!

Friday & Saturday, May 10 & 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., SOLD OUT

Spring Plant Sale is here with something for every plant enthusiast! Browse our extensive offerings of florals, fruits and vegetables along with unique native, steppe and adapted plants curated to thrive in Colorado’s climate. Whether you’re looking to reimagine your whole garden or to find an individual houseplant, we have something for everyone. Speak with our expert horticulturists for advice and inspiration while browsing our plethora of plants.

Reservations information and member FAQ.


Here is Spring Plant Sale shopping guide

Here is the site map of the sale (también en español)


Important details:

  • Admission is free, but a reservation is required. Reservations will not be available at the door.
  • Member-only shopping is available from 8-9 a.m. Reservations are required.
  • Reservations subject to availability; membership does not guarantee admission to Spring Plant Sale.
  • Last entry is 4 p.m. The event ends at 5 p.m.

Plan your visit:

  • Arrive early for the best selection. Items are not restocked and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 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.
  • The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory and the Science Pyramid are closed during Spring Plant Sale.


Preview Party

Receive exclusive access to unique plants before the sale opens to the public. Guests enjoy a spread of treats, wine and beer. This event sells out — purchase early to secure your ticket. 

Thursday, May 9
4-7:30 p.m.


$55 advance, $60 at the door (limited availability)

Questions? Please contact Tia Hynes at 720-865-3506.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer shifts available for set up May 7, 8 and 9 and for the event May 10 and 11. A variety of positions are available such as cashier assistants, plant valet and entry/tunnel greeters. Volunteers will receive 10 percent off all Spring Plant Sale purchases and lunch will be provided on May 10 and 11.
Spring Plant Sale volunteer application

Email with questions about volunteering. Individuals and groups welcome.



Importance of Sustainable Gardens

In light of climate change and urban development, it is more important than ever that we reexamine the plants used in our landscapes. A huge variety of native, steppe and adapted plants that will thrive in Colorado’s climate and soil will be available at Spring Plant Sale.

Learn about more Denver Botanic Gardens' water-wise initiatives and programs.


Want to know more about herbs?

Here are herb information tips and herb usage recommendations from the Gardens' Guild.



Will there be an online portion at this year’s Spring Plant Sale?

No, the sale will take place entirely in person during the hours of the sale.

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

Here is Spring Plant Sale shopping guide. Plant availability is subject to change, and many species sell out quickly, so we cannot guarantee availability of specific varieties.

Do Denver Botanic Gardens members receive a discount?

Members must present their digital membership card to receive the 10 percent discount. Download our mobile app to easily access your membership card and tickets; download the app for Apple devices or Android devices. Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

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, however please be respectful of our neighbors and observe all parking restrictions.

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 plants and retrieve your vehicle without having to carry your purchases. Plant valet attendants can also assist with loading plants into your vehicle. 

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.

Will shopping carts be available during Spring Plant Sale?

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

Will the Shop at the Gardens be open during the sale?

Yes! The Shop at the Gardens will be open during all sale hours, including the Preview Party. 

Will I be able to purchase food and beverage at the sale?

Offshoots Café and the Hive Garden Bistro will be open on Friday and Saturday.

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 shoppers to take photos of these placards as they shop.

You can also email Colorado Master Gardeners at with specific plant inquiries. Please allow 2-3 business days for a response.

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