2018 Spring Open House & Native Plant Sale

Prepare for spring in the garden! Shop the region's largest selection of landscape-ready native trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns, and grasses for spring planting. Guided walks, discount for members. Sale days are crowded; please leave dogs at home.


  • Friday, April 27- shopping begins at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m., Chris Pax will offer Featured Native Plants, a free program to help identify ideal plants for specific spots in your landscape.

    Join us from 4 to 6 for an early evening of light fare, music, a cash wine and beer bar, a silent auction, and shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere.
  • Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 29, noon-4 p.m.


Members, including those who join during the Open House, receive a 10% discount on plants. Members at the Contributor ($100) level and above receive a 20% discount. Join or upgrade your membership to take advantage of this benefit.

At the Nursery

The Adkins Arboretum Native Plant Nursery has offered the Chesapeake Bay gardener the largest selection of ornamental native plants for more than 10 years.

For information about special orders, special pick-ups, help with plant choices for restoration projects, or pricing for nonprofits or commercial contractors, send email to nativeplants@adkinsarboretum.org


Rain Barrels

Plant Sale

The Arboretum recycles heavy plastic barrels, previously used for food storage, to be used to collect and store rainwater for irrigation. The barrels come already retrofitted with hose attachments and screen lids to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs and breeding. They are a fun way to conserve and store water, adding interest and beauty to the garden - especially when painted. Buy one already decorated, or decorate your own!

Unpainted barrels are $95; painted barrels are $120.

Note: Water collected in rain barrels is not to be used for drinking