Availability for the Fall Native Plant Sale (updated 9/8/17)

2017 Fall Open House & Native Plant Sale


Friday, September 8 - shopping begins at 10 a.m.; join us from 4 to 6 for light fare, live music, cash wine and beer bar, a silent auction, and shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday, September 10, 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