This year’s UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens sale format will offer a wide selection of plants and the expertise of Gardens’ staff. However, it will feature online ordering instead of in-person shopping, and scheduled in-person pick-ups, in response to COVID-19 distancing requirements.
The link to order will be emailed to all current Botanical Gardens’ members on the first day of the member sale, which is Saturday, Sept. 19. The links to sign up for a pickup time will be emailed after online checkout.
For non-members, online sales begin Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. The link to the public online sale will be posted on the Gardens website at 7 a.m. on September 26. Pickup will be touch-free. Botanical Gardens staff and volunteers will load plants for purchasers.
Members receive a discount of either 10% or 15% depending on the type of membership, a free native plant, and more time for questions and answers during Zoom chats. Memberships, which are good for one year, can be purchased here.
Buyers will find an outstanding selection of native and non-native hardy shrubs, trees, perennials, wildflowers, and ferns. This sale will be a bit more limited this year than in years past, with no annuals, houseplants, succulents, or tropicals. All proceeds support the operations of the Gardens, including the McMillan Greenhouse.
Learn more about the Gardens and the plant sale on the Gardens website.