Spring Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

Kick off your gardening season at the Gardens' Spring Plant Sale - in person this year!

Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – SOLD OUT

There's something for every gardener at our annual Spring Plant Sale. Shop for quality flora with experts on hand to answer plant questions and offer you advice. Plants will be available in the following divisions: Annuals, Aquatics, Container Garden in a Bag, Fruits & Berries, Grown at the Gardens, Herbs, Houseplants, Perennial Classics, Plant Select®, Rock Alpine, Roses, Specialty Succulents, Summer Bulbs, Vegetables and Water-Smart.

Important Details:

  • Arrive early for the best selection. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 
  • Bring your own wagon, cart or wheelbarrow to transport plants.
  • Credit/debit cards and checks will be the only accepted forms of payment at the sale. 
  • Members receive 10 percent off all purchases (must present proof of active membership).
  • Member-only shopping is available from 8-9 a.m. Reservations are required.
  • The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 and remain closed through Saturday, May 7. It will re-open on Sunday, May 8. 
  • The parking structure is free but spaces are limited. Street parking is available in the neighborhood; be aware of parking restrictions. Anticipate extra traffic around the Gardens.

Here is the Spring Plant Sale shopping guide, which includes a list of plants, Container Garden in a Bag collections and a site map.


Preview Party

Receive exclusive access to unique plants and expert advice from our horticulturists before the sale opens to the public. Guests enjoy a fabulous array of treats, wine and beer. This event sells out — purchase early to secure your ticket.

Thursday, May 5
4-7:30 p.m.

$55 at the door (limited availability)



Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities, including selling plants, greeting shoppers and assisting with checkout, are available for the sale. Volunteers receive 10 percent off all Spring Plant Sale purchases. 

Email vol@botanicgardens.org with questions about volunteering at this event or if you have a group that wants to volunteer.


Spring Plant Sale and the Gardens general admission is sold out Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7, 2022. No additional reservations will be available online or at the door.

Last entry is 4 p.m. The event ends at 5 p.m.

Reservations subject to availability; membership does not guarantee a reservation for the sale. 


Spring Plant Sale site map

Aquí hay una versión en español de este mapa de la venta.

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.



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

No, the sale will take place entirely in-person. 

Do Denver Botanic Gardens members receive a discount?

Members must present their member 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.

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

Yes. Here is a shopping guide including a list of plants and Container Garden in a Bag collections; prices and planting information will not be available in the shopping guide. Plant availability is subject to change, and many species sell out quickly, so we cannot guarantee availability of specific varieties.

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.

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

No! Complimentary plant valet will be available for customers. This service allows customers to drop off plants and get their vehicle without having to carry their purchase. Plant valet attendants can also assist with loading plants into vehicles.

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. Please do not take shopping carts into the Shop.

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

Offshoots Café will be open on Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with in-person and online ordering available. 

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final, refunds will not be issued for plants purchased at Spring Plant Sale.

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. 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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