Plant Sale 2013

Tuesday, April 30–Thursday, May 2, 2013

Plant Sale
The annual Plant Sale at BBG. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.
Plant Sale gate
The special Plant Sale entrance and pickup gate is located on Flatbush Avenue between Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Zoo.

This spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area—this year featuring free talks by BBG curators.

Members Only*

Tuesday, April 30
4:30–8 p.m.

Open to All!

Wednesday, May 1
9 a.m.–8 p.m.

Open to All!

Thursday, May 2
9 a.m.–Noon

*Admission with BBG membership card only. Garden Memberships start at $50 for individuals ($45 for seniors) and may be purchased at the sale. For information, contact or call 718-623-7210.

Free Curator Talks | Wednesday, May 1

10 a.m.–Noon
& 2–3 p.m.
Bonsai Clinic—Julian Velasco
Bring your own pest-free bonsai for pruning, repotting, and advice.
Service charge: $25 per bonsai (includes new soil and wire).
The public is welcome to watch, free of charge.
10:30 a.m. Annuals—Jennifer Williams
11 a.m. & 4 p.m. Roses—Sarah Owens
11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Shrubs & Perennial—Michael Mauro
Noon & 3 p.m. Orchids—David Horak
2 p.m. Houseplants—Mark Fisher
4 p.m. Herbs—Jennifer Williams

GreenBridge Workshops | Wednesday, May 1

New! GreenBridge offers three 15-minute Greenest Block in Brooklyn workshops.

5:30 p.m. Planting a Window Box
6 p.m. Colorful Containers
6:30 p.m. Tree Bed Gardening

Special Plant Sale Entrance and Pickup

The Plant Sale takes place on Cherry Esplanade (tented). There will be a special plant sale entrance and pickup on Flatbush Avenue at Cherry Esplanade (see map below). As always, parking is available at 900 Washington Avenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you sell?
Every kind of plant, both for indoors and outdoors: annuals, perennials, small trees and shrubs, roses, herbs, vegetables, all kinds of tomatoes, houseplants, orchids, hanging baskets—and more. Plants are the best quality at the best prices: unusually choice specimens, many rare varieties and native plants, handpicked and selected.

Will you have X? (naming a specific plant)
YES, we will have that or something very similar to it. Come to the sale; you’ll be sure to find what you want. There will be a huge selection, the largest on the East Coast. It’s even better than a catalog because what you see is what you get.

Are all your plants grown at BBG?
All our plants are specially grown for the sale by selected growers, most of them local.

Will there be lots to choose from on Wednesday and Thursday?
YES! There will be thousands of first-rate plants. There will also be free special events on Wednesday—lectures and demonstrations.

How do I pay? Can I use credit cards?
All major credit cards, cash, or checks are accepted.

Can I buy gift certificates to the sale?
Yes! To purchase a Plant Sale gift certificate, contact or call 718-623-7260. (Please note, certificates are valid only for Plant Sale 2013 and must be redeemed in full.)

How can I get my plants home?
There will be a free checkroom where you can leave plants overnight and pick them up the next day.

What about the Members’ Plant Sale Preview?
Only members are allowed to shop on Tuesday. You can join the Garden on the spot (annual membership starts at $50) to attend the Plant Sale Preview.

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