51st Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Location:
Red Barn (3120 W. 82nd St.)  
view google map directions to this location
Look for red & white directional signs to the plant sale at County Rd 41

Note: Free Admission to Auxiliary Plant Sale, May 11-12 at Red Barn location only

Regular $15 gate admission for ages 16+ in effect for Arboretum entry 

people selecting plants

New Location, Bigger Inventory and Free Admission Makes 50th Arboretum Plant Sale Better Than Ever!

Mother's Day weekend has always been a very special and busy time at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! To meet the needs of visitors coming to see the incredible spring gardens, have brunch and shop the Auxiliary Plant Sale, there's a new plan that should suit visitors well.

The 51st Auxiliary Plant Sale is now located at the Red Barn, next to the Tashjian Bee Center, 3210 W. 82nd St., where parking and space is plentiful. Entering off West 82nd Street also means bypassing the usual Arboretum gatehouse - and best of all, there is no admission charge for the sale!

With more than 1,000 varieties, there will be a stellar selection of sun and shade plants, curated grasses, heirloom vegetables, plentiful herbs, native Minnesota plant species and University of Minnesota introductions. Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist shoppers who have questions. Catalogs will be available for $1 at the gatehouse and at Oswald Visitor Center prior to the sale.


  • The gate to the 82nd street Arboretum entrance will open around 8am, but the sale does not begin until 9am.
  • Arboretum staff will be directing traffic and helping cars locate parking
  • Portable toilets will be available on-site
  • The Bee Center Building will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

View the catalog with a complete listing of plants.

All proceeds go to support the work of the Arboretum.

On Sale Now!

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Arboretum Auxiliary and to support their fundraising efforts, a new cookbook has been published. The cookbook contains over 250 recipes, including some of the favorite recipes from the Arboretum Tea Room. Cookbooks are only $15. To purchase a cookbook now, complete an order form. The cookbook is also available for purchase at all Auxiliary events.

Other Upcoming Auxiliary Events

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2018
May 12-Sept. 22

Fall Harvest Sale - 2018
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2018
Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Knit & Stitch - 2019
Jan. 5, 10, 19 & 24
Feb. 2, 7, 16 & 21
March 2, 7, 16 & 21
April 4, 13, 18 & 27
10 a.m.-noon

Summer Garden Tours - 2019
Sunday, July 14, Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16