Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mark your calendars....

Its that time of year again... 
Northwest Annual Plant sales for Winter/Spring 2011!
After missing so many last year and realizing "Oh, that was last weekend!" too many times. I thought I would be a little more prepared and make a list and wanted to share! I would love to add others you know of too!
Next to the actual act of gardening my next favorite activity is shopping for plants. There is nothing quite as exciting as finding that elusive plant you have been hunting down for years. Or finding a new variety that is the perfect plant you didn't know existed, or just being surrounded by all the greenery and having one scream out to you...buy me! It should be called adoption day rather than plant shopping!

Dates to remember for March/April.... 
(if you see a sale I have missed, please let me know in the comments, thanks!)

Bareroot Bonanza Plant Swap
Saturday, 5 March, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
More information: www.holycrossredmond.org/rector/greenelephant, office@holycrossredmond.org or 425-885-5822. Besides bareroot plants, annual seeds can be traded for spring planting. No sales, just exchanges & freebies, please. Held at the Church of the Holy Cross.
11526 162nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
NW Horticultural Society 4th Annual Spring Ephemerals...and More! Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 12 March, 2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
More information: www.northwesthort.org or 206-527-1794. A larger venue will allow us to increase the number of vendors & widen the range of plants available. World renowned horticulturalist Dan Hinkley will be speaking. In addition, there will be horticultural displays featuring many great plants (with an emphasis on hellebores) & a raffle for some special plants. All proceeds benefit the Miller Horticultural Library, which will be open, featuring books related to the season & topics we’ll explore, & to answer gardening questions. Held at NHS Hall, Center for Urban Horticulture.
3501 NE 41st, Seattle, WA 98105 

Skagit Valley Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Sale
Sat-Sun, 12 March, 2011 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
More information: www.skagitvalleygardens.com, theboyingtons@gmail.com, or 360-629-4439. Hundreds of varieties for sale with pictures of most of the dahlias. Held at Skagit Valley Gardens.
18923 Peter Johnson Rd., Mount Vernon, WA 98273 

Seattle African Violet & Puget Sound Gesneriad Society Annual Show & Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 19 March, 2011 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
More information: 206-782-2543, lightgarden@clearwire.net or lamberjam@gmail.com. Many exhibits, education booths, & plants for sale. Free entrance to the show, which is from 12pm-6pm. Held at Swanson's Nursery.
9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 

Seattle Tilth Early Spring Edible Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 19 March, 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
More information: www.seattletilth.org, grahamgolbuff@seattletilth.org or 206-633-0097. “Early bird sale” for volunteers & ticket holders ($25) just before sale from 9-10AM. Cool/early season veggies, edible perennials (fruit trees, nut trees, fruit bearing shrubs, perennial vegetables), herbs & more. All plants organically grown from local & sustainable sources, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Tilth's educational programs. Sale held at Interbay Whole Foods Parking Lot.
15th Ave W and W Newton St, Seattle, WA 98119 

March Mania Plant Sale
Sunday, 20 March, 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
More information: www.northwestperennialalliance.org, 425-647-6004, or info@northwestperennialalliance.org. Sale formerly known as the Hellebore Open House. Features spring ephemerals, which are plants unique to early spring. You won't see these beauties at later sales, so don't miss this unique opportunity. Let experts help you choose some of the earliest bloomers of the season. The Hilton will be selling coffee, hot chocolate & pastries to morning shoppers. Free parking. Sale held indoors at the Bellevue Hilton.
300 112th Ave., Bellevue, WA 

Seattle Audubon Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 2 April, 2011 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
More information: www.seattleaudubon.org, info@seattleaudubon.org or 206-523-4483. Many plants, including natives, for sale from variety of professional nurseries. Sale held at The Seattle Audubon Nature Center.
8050 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 

Garden Affair (formally Annual Garden Faire & Sale)
Sat-Sun, 2 April, 2011 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
More information: www.gardenaffair.info, Sharon Christie at 425-238-5424or cntrywmn98@aol.com, Laura Carpenter at 425-319-1428 or laurac4@hotmail.com. Specialty nurseries, garden art & products, educational booths, artists & crafters, & more. Hourly raffle prizes - donate 4 non-perishable food items & get a free raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank. Held at Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds.
6431 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA, 98292 

Arboretum Foundation Early Bloomers Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 9 April, 2011 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
More information: www.arboretumfoundation.org or 206-325-4510. Featuring plants that bloom early in NW gardens & many others, the sale offers a great start on spring planting with hundreds of favorite & unusual plants. Perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs & much more, with many surprises. Sale held at the Graham Visitor Center at the WA Park Arboretum.
2300 Arboretum Drive E, Seattle, WA 

Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Spring Plant Sale & Garden Festival
Saturday, 9 April, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
More information: www.hardyplantsociety.org/plantsale.htm or 503-224-5718. Huge variety of plants from specialty nurseries, garden demos & displays. Also garden art & books for sale. Held at the Portland EXPO Center.
2060 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97217 

Spring Garden Show & Plant Sale at the Puyallup Fairgrounds
Thur-Sun, 14 April, 2011 from 2:00pm to 2:00am
More information: www.thefair.com, 253-845-1771 or 253-841-5045. Over 60 vendors representing nurseries, garden shops, non-profits & landscape artists. Also expert workshops, display gardens & more. Discount admissions available. Held at the Puyallup Fairground.
110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 

Children's Hospital 87th Annual Garden Sale
Fri-Sun, 15 April, 2011 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
More information: www.seattlechildrens.org or 425-348-1821. Perennials, annuals, shrubs & trees - many propagated on hospital grounds. All proceeds from the sale benefit Seattle Children's Hospital. Sale held at the Seattle Children's Administrative Building's parking lot, just across the street from Magnuson Park.
6901 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 

Lake Washington Technical College Spring Plant Sale
Fri-Sat, 22 April, 2011 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
More information: 425-739-8279, horticulture@lwtc.edu or www.lwtchort.com. Bedding plants, fuchsia baskets, perennials, nursery stock, large selection of veggie starts & much more. Please bring boxes for your purchases. Sale held at Lake Washington Technical College Greenhouses.
11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 

Sno Valley 16th Annual Plant & Garden Sale
Saturday, 30 April, 2011 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
More information: www.snovalleysenior.org, 425-788-2984 or 425-222-0790. Shoppers will be able to choose from thousands of unusual & familiar herbs, vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs, grasses & native plants from more than 40 local nurseries & growers. All proceeds support activities at the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Sale held at Remlingner Farms, just south of Carnation on Hwy 203.
32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation, WA 98014 

Arboretum Foundation FlorAbundance Spring Plant Sale
Sat-Sun, 30 April, 2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
More information: www.arboretumfoundation.org or 206-325-4510. Huge variety of plants from dozens of specialty nurseries at the largest Puget Sound region plant sale. Held at Warren G. Magnuson Park.
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Again Please let me know if there are any others I can add to this list...Thank you bunches =)


  1. Awesome!! Thanks for the list. I always miss them too.

  2. Great list, quite a few of these sales I hadn't heard of before. Now I just have to hope my daughter doesn't have lacrosse games during all the sales.

  3. Honestly, I live in the produce basket of the world (San Joaquin Valley - Bakersfield, CA) and we don't have near as much an active gardening community. I hope to inspire gardeners in my community just a fraction of the amount your community offers. Excellent.


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