Houston Arboretum Hosts Fall Plant Sale Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8

Plants will help attract birds, bees and butterflies

Calling all gardeners: Fall is one of the best times to garden in Houston, so get ready at the Houston Arboretum’s Fall Plant Sale. A variety of Texas natives will be featured, including perennial and annual wildflowers (including milkweed), grasses, shrubs and trees. These plants are perfect for attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your yard or garden while helping to conserve water, reduce mowing, protect the soil and save money on fertilizer and pesticides. Some of the plants offered this year include Green Milkweed, American Beautyberry, Inland Sea Oats, Turk’s Cap, and Mexican Plum.

Check our website at www.houstonarboretum.org for a full list of available plants. All proceeds from the Plant Sale benefit the Arboretum’s conservation and education efforts.

WHO: The Houston Arboretum holds plant sales in both fall and spring. Arboretum members receive discounts on all plant purchases.

WHEN: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 120 West Loop North, Houston, 77024 (between Post Oak Blvd. and Woodway Drive)

Note: The Plant Sale will be located just inside the Arboretum’s 610 Entrance gate on the south side of the entrance road. (The Arboretum has two entrances – Loop 610 and Woodway Drive.) Shoppers are asked to park along the 610 Parking Loop and then walk over to the sale. There will be a small pull-in area to load plant purchases.

COST: Admission to the Fall Plant Sale is free; all are welcome. Plant prices are as follows: $4.50 – 4 inches; $11 – 1 gallon; $15 – Milkweed and $30 – 3 to 5 gallons.

MORE: Guests are encouraged to arrive early for best selection. If you have a wagon, bring one to help transport your plants. There will be a limited number of wagons available for use.

For more information about the Fall Plant Sale or to join the Arboretum and enjoy all the benefits of membership, visit houstonarboretum.org or call 713-681-8433.