Annual plant sale set to blossom Oct. 18-19 at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas


The San Diego Botanic Garden is preparing for its 30th annual Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas.

All remaining stock goes on sale for half-price from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 20.

Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals make the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Fall Plant Sale one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales in San Diego County.

Plant selections include California natives, cacti, succulents, fruit trees, bromeliads, sub-tropicals and house plants. Many of the plants available at the sale are propagated at the SD Botanic Garden by horticulturists, docents and volunteers.

The sale is one of the Botanic Garden’s biggest fundraisers and is organized by more than 150 volunteers who transport, tag, price, groom and organize the plants. Generous plant donations from San Diego County growers, nurseries and wholesalers enable the SD Botanic Garden to offer plants at exceptional prices to attendees of the Fall Plant Sale.

The Botanic Attic, filled with new and gently used garden-related items, a used book sale, and the popular Bakery Shoppe, selling homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, will also available at the Fall Plant Sale.

The Fall Plant Sale is held annually in October, the best time of year to begin planting a fall garden in Southern California.

Admission to the plant sale is free on Oct. 18 with paid regular admission or membership. On Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, entry is free with $5 admission fee or membership (discounted admission available only Oct. 19 and 20 for Fall Plant Sale attendees). Visit