This spectacular annual event, tented on Cherry Esplanade, offers the largest collection of plants in the metropolitan area and features free talks and workshops.
This year’s sale will feature an expanded selection of native plants, including an array specifically selected to attract pollinators. Additionally, in celebration of BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden Centennial, the Plant Sale will feature a special Collector’s Corner highlighting unique Japanese plants.
Wednesday, May 4
Open to All!
Thursday, May 5
9 a.m.–8 p.m.
On Thursday, May 5, the following Curator Talks are offered for gardeners of all experience levels:
- 10 a.m.–noon & 2–3 p.m.
- Bonsai Clinic, led by Julian Velasco, curator of the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. Bring your own pest-free bonsai for pruning, repotting, and advice. $25 for participants; spectators are welcome, free of charge.
- 10:30 a.m.
- Designs with Annuals and Herbs, led by Shakespeare Garden and Fragrance Garden curator Jennifer Williams
- 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
- Orchids, led by David Horak, curator of the Orchid Collection
- 11:30 a.m.
- Kokedama Workshop, led by interior displays curator Margarita Poulson
- 11:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
- Shrubs and Perennials, led by Plant Family Collection curator Michael Mauro
- 2 p.m.
- Houseplants, led by Mark Fisher, director of Conservatories and Horticultural Programs
- 3 p.m.
- Q & A on Annuals and Herbs, led by Shakespeare Garden and Fragrance Garden curator Jennifer Williams
- 5:30 p.m.
- Window Box Gardens, led by GreenBridge team members
- 6 p.m.
- Containers with Kids, led by GreenBridge team members
- 6:30 p.m.
- Street-Smart Tree Beds, led by GreenBridge team members