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Spring Plant Sale

annual plant sale

2022 Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 15  |  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each Day
Last admission at 4 p.m.

Our Spring Plant Sale is back in person for 2022!

This year’s sale will have timed, ticketed admission to manage capacity. 

We have had a record-breaking sale this year, resulting in an unanticipated sell out. We appreciate your support and we’ll see you next year!   

Important: In addition to your ticket, please bring your own empty boxes, wagons, etc. for carrying your purchase and transporting plants to your vehicle.

During the sale, normal daily Gardens admissions tickets, membership cards and other passes will not be valid for entry into The Gardens or the Plant Sale. This is because the sale will be taking place across our footprint, and we anticipate our site will be at full capacity throughout the sale.

Members of the public who want to visit The Gardens on these days can do so by reserving a free Plant Sale ticket for a specific time slot. Shoppers are welcome to explore our full gardens while they are here. The Butterfly House will be closed.

Read on for more important details about this year's sale.

Plant Sale Tickets

The Plant Sale will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 14 and 15 with limited capacity time slots starting at 9 a.m. each day.  The last admission is at 4 p.m. and sale will close at 5 p.m.

Gardens Members will receive exclusive early access to reserve the Plant Sale shopping time slot of their choice, starting Monday, May 2 at noon. Tickets will open to the public on Wednesday, May 4 at noon.  New members will need to buy their membership by April 12 to guarantee early access to the reservation system. 

All adults (ages 18+) need to have their own ticket to enter the Plant Sale, regardless of whether they plan to shop. Each individual can reserve up to four free tickets per transaction. Children that are accompanied by a ticketed adult do not need a ticket.

We recommend reserving your ticket in advance because we anticipate selling out at certain shopping times. Plant Sale tickets can be reserved at the door based on availability.

Normal daily Gardens admission tickets, membership cards, or other types of admission passes will not be valid for entry into The Gardens on May 14 or May 15 due to the sale. 

Plants Available at the Sale

Once again, The Gardens is partnering with Colorado State University horticulture programs to provide more than 30,000 locally-grown native and regionally-appropriate annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets - everything you need to grow a beautiful landscape, bountiful veggie garden and lively containers this spring!

Review the Plant List

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your return policy?
All purchases are final. No refunds, returns or exchanges are available for live plants once they have left our care.

Do I really need a ticket?
Yes, you really need a ticket!  To manage our operational capacity, every single adult (ages 18+) who enters The Gardens during the Spring Plant Sale (all day May 14 and May 15) will need to have a Plant Sale ticket, which is free of cost and can be reserved online in advance.

What if I forget to bring a box?
It will be extremely helpful if everyone brings their own empty boxes or other containers to carry their plants, and a wagon to transport heavy plants to your vehicle. We will have a limited number of boxes onsite in case people forget or need another box, but we might run out! 

I don’t want to shop, I just want to visit The Gardens! Can I do that?
Things will be a bit busy around The Gardens on Plant Sale weekend, but you are welcome to visit us, even if you don’t plan to shop. However, you will still need to have a free Plant Sale ticket to enter The Gardens on May 14 and May 15. This is so we can manage our overall capacity. The full grounds will be open for shoppers and visitors to enjoy. The Butterfly House will be closed both days.

How do I reserve a ticket?
Starting on May 2 for Members, and on May 4 for the general public, tickets can be reserved online for free for the date and time of your choice. The ticket will be emailed to you, and you will need to show this to enter the sale. The reservation system is the same one that we use for other ticketed events, such as Garden of Lights.

I’m worried all the plants I want will already be sold out by my time slot – what should I do?
We are growing tens of thousands of plants for our sale, so rest assured that there should be a wonderful and full selection of plants, no matter when you shop.

That said, we can only grow limited quantities of certain harder-to-find plant varieties. If you are worried about selection or seeking very specific plants, we recommend reserving your shopping time as soon as you can and picking an earlier time slot. Members will receive exclusive first access to the reservation system. Please note, memberships must be purchased by April 12 to guarantee early access to the reservation system.  

If I reserve a ticket, am I required to purchase something?
No, you are welcome to just browse or walk around. Tickets are required to manage our capacity.

Can I re-enter the event later? I might want to buy more plants!
We can relate! Once you enter the sale, you cannot exit and re-enter later. If you want to return to the sale at a later time or the next day, you will need to reserve another ticket. Keep in mind tickets might sell out, especially on Saturday, so if you already know you will want to shop twice, we recommend reserving tickets ahead of time for both of your expected shopping visits.

Can I cancel my ticket or change my time?
Yes. If you can no longer make your time, please email us at with your full name and the date / time of your ticket so we can cancel it and open your shopping slot to another person. If you want to change your time, please feel free to reserve another ticket online for your new time – then just contact us to let us know to cancel your old time, so someone else can have that spot.

Will the Butterfly House be open? 
No, the Butterfly House will be closed on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 due to the Plant Sale.