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Annual Volunteer Plant Sale

Get Growing This Spring

APRIL 16 - MAY 29

Shop early for best selection.

Beautify your garden with hearty, healthy plants grown right here in Memphis by horticulture experts. Thousands of plants will be available for sale at Lichterman Nature Center beginning April 16 via both online ordering, and on-site shopping by appointment. All plants are propagated onsite using environmentally sustainable horticultural practices, and potted in 100% recycled growing containers.  Our plants will be available for sale at Lichterman Nature Center beginning April 16 via both online ordering, and on-site shopping by appointment. All plants are propagated onsite using environmentally sustainable horticultural practices, and potted in 100% recycled growing containers.   

Our plants are predominantly native to the Mid-South. This sale features great butterfly plants like milkweeds and coneflowers, and a variety of shade plants.  We'll have a special selection of two-year-old plants that will leap into full glory the first year in the ground.  We’ll also offer popular nonnatives like fuchsia, salvia and succulents, as well as annual flowers, vegetables and herbs.   

Click for list of plants for sale.

Online plant order/on site pick up will be available from Friday, April 16 through Saturday, May 29, 2021.  

Days for onsite shopping by appointment: 

Friday, April 16 – appointment times between 9 am and 4 pm.   

Saturday, April 17 – appointment times between 9 am and 4 pm.   

Saturday, May 15 -  – appointment times between 9 am and 2 pm.   

On-site shopping reservations will be accepted beginning April 1.

MEMBERS: Reservations will be accepted beginning March 27 for Members.

To request your on-site Plant Sale appointment:

Email Nature.Reservations [at] memphistn [dot] gov  

Or call 901.636.2211 between 11 am and 2 pm. Tuesday through Saturday. 

When the forms are posted online, please follow these simple steps to get these amazing plants into your garden: 

1.   Use the Order Form to let us know how many of each type of plant you want.

Quantities are limited.  Orders will be filled “first come, first served” based on date of payment 

The Plant Information & Image File contains images and descriptive information about each plant offered for sale 

2.   Our Reservations Desk will contact you to arrange credit card payment for your order and email you a receipt with pick-up time.   

Pick up times will be from 9 am until noon, Tuesday through Saturday.   

The number of orders available for pick up at one time will be a determined in accordance with Shelby County Health Department directives 

This socially distanced sale will end on May 29. 

3.   Drive to Lichterman Nature Center at the designated day and time.  Place your receipt in your windshield (or show to Plant Loader on your mobile device) 

4.   Open your trunk, and we will load your plants in corrugated cardboard trays.  

5.   Enjoy your plants! 

Plant Sale revenue directly supports environmental education in our community! 

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