The Spring Plant Sale

Members’ Preview | Wednesday | March 19 | 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
General Public | Saturday | March 22 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
General Public | Sunday | March 23 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The sale is located on the east side of Tohono Chul in our propagation area. Please park off of Northern Ave.

Do you ever overwater some plants at the expense of others?

Never again! In fact, did you know that there are penstemons that are perfectly happy on the same watering schedule as cacti? When plants with the same moisture requirements are grouped together, it makes irrigation more efficient, saves on water bills and your garden is so much more enjoyable. After all, Mother Nature rarely plants only one species in any given area—she invented “companion planting!”

This spring we are showcasing companion plants grouped according to their water use levels. Look for three distinct areas in the plant sale yard featuring low, moderate and ample water usage plants—you may be surprised by what you find hanging out together! Now you can choose the plant combinations that work best for your garden and you will know how to water them sufficiently and correctly. Our knowledgeable plant advisors will be available as always to offer assistance and answer your questions.

Are you looking to choose from an incredible variety of plants?

Spring is an exciting time for gardeners and you won’t be disappointed with our selection of native, arid-adapted and cold hardy plants. With thousands to choose from, there is something for everyone from trees and flowering shrubs to cacti, succulents, vines and ground covers. And of course, there will be spring wildflowers from penstemons to gold poppies. If warmer temperatures hold off a little longer, this is a good time to get plants established before summer. If it does keep warming up, a little extra water may be necessary until they are established.

Has it been awhile since you enjoyed one of Tohono Chul’s plant sales?

If you haven’t been to a Plant Sale in awhile because of crowds and long checkout lines, do come back—our expanded Members’ Preview hours and an improved checkout process have changed all of that. We hope to see you there!

There will be a membership table at the preview if you have let your membership lapse or would like to join to take advantage of the preview and the 10% discount members receive on purchases.