Arboretum Plant Sale

Red Barn with plants in the foreground

Welcome to the 55th annual plant sale happening May 13-14 at the Farm at the Arb!

Shop for plants selected by Minnesota Landscape Arboretum horticultural experts at this annual sale featuring a fabulous selection of annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs, lilies, roses, hostas, Minnesota natives and trees. 

New this year is an expanded selection of vegetable starts and several varieties of U of M-introduced apple and fruit trees, grapes, azaleas and shrubs. Reservations are required and ticket holders will enter at the Farm. Shop early for the best selection!

Date and Time

8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13-14


Admission is free, but shoppers will need to make a reservation. Choose early time slots for the best selection and availability of plants. If you’d like to visit the rest of the Arboretum during this Mother’s Day weekend sale, you’ll need to make separate reservations, and enter the Arboretum through the main gatehouse off Hwy 5.

Tickets for the plant sale will be available for members on March 27 and for non-members on April 3

Plant Sale Tickets (Members Only)

*Please note that Peter C. Moe Drive (Eastern Drive) will be closed so there will be no access to the main Arb campus from the Farm.

Variety of annuals on a table at the plant sale

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  • Shade: More than 115 varieties with larger selections of ajuga, astilbe and heuchera.
  • SunMore than 250 varieties with larger selections of asters, clematis, daylilies, echinacea, iris, monarda, phlox, stonecrop, sempervivum and many less-common perennials.


More than 150 varieties with larger selections of grasses, coleus, petunias and zinnias.

Ornamental Grasses

More than 30 options, primarily perennials, including stunning cultivars of Minnesota natives.


Nearly 150 varieties of Asiatic, Oriental, Trumpet, Hybrid, Martagon and Species Lilies.


More than dozen varieties of shrubs roses, including Easy Elegance options.

Woody Vines, Trees, Shrubs and Ferns

More than 100 varieties, including U of M introductions of apples, grapes and rhododendrons, plus larger selections of hydrangea, lilacs and magnolias.


More than 100 varieties of hostas in various sizes: Mini (less than 8” tall), Small (9-14” tall), Medium (15-22” tall), Large (23-29” tall)


More than 35 varieties, including annuals, perennials, tender perennials and biennials with designated uses such as aromatherapy, culinary, drying and ornamental.


More than 50 types of tomatoes and 30 types of peppers (both heirloom and hybrid), plus beans, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melon, onion, peas, squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, Swiss chard and 12 varieties of strawberries.