Spring Flower Fair 2015

The Ultimate Plant Sale

Please bring your own garden cart.

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The Ultimate Plant Sale! The sale is on rain or shine. Come out to support the Gardens and our Student Internship Program.

The Spring Flower Fair is a garden plant sale that provides you with the opportunity to purchase everyone's favorite varieties, as well as unique and/or difficult-to-find plants that will enhance your garden with flower, form or food.  This year we increased the selection of those hard-to-find plants, but also focused upon those plants that will provide solutions to difficult sites in your garden! 

Your purchase directly benefits the Rutgers Gardens Student Internship Program, which will provide hands-on educational experience for over 12 students this coming summer.  Rutgers Gardens is entirely self-supporting, and your support is greatly needed and appreciated! 


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Preview Sale and Reception - Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The sale is open to all members and special guests. Avoid the weekend crowds while you have a glass of wine, and be the first to select and purchase your plants.

Rare Plant Auction - Be here for a live auction of some rare and unusual plants.

Pre-sale Plants -  Each year we feature a few plants that are very difficult to find or are typically very expensive to purchase and – as a benefit of being a Gardens Member – we are offering them for sale to members in advance of the spring sale.  The plants will be available for pick-up at the Thursday evening Preview Reception. 

Plant Sale Highlights Class - April 23 Holly House - Join the Director, Bruce Crawford, to learn about some of the plants we will have available at this year's sale. Learn about the growing conditions and uses of some of our most popular plants, as well as the rare and unusual. $10 per person - Members are free.

Members please RSVP to Mary Ann Schrum
Non Members use the Special Events tab to register or become a Member to receive all of the benefits including tickets to the Preview Sale and Auction.


General Information about the sale

Please bring your own garden cart.

The Spring Flower Fair is organized by the Rutgers Gardens staff along with help from various plant experts and many dedicated volunteers. The sale is located at the Log Cabin and Alumni Pavilion in the Gardens. MasterCard and Visa, along with checks and cash, are accepted.



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2015 Schedule of Events

Pre-order sales will be processed for Rutgers Gardens Members ONLY. Plants may be picked up on May 8 at the Preview Sale and Reception.

Plant Sale Highlights Class: April 23 at 7:00pm
Bring your landscape design questions to this class where Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens, will address them. Also, he will discuss the growing conditions and uses of some of the most popular plants, as well as the rare and unusual plants available at this year's sale.
Rutgers Gardens Members: Free please RSVP to Mary Ann Schrum
Non-Members: $10.00
Location: Holly House

Thursday, May 7 from 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Spring Flower Fair Preview Sale and Rare Plant Auction - Members and Special guests only. Must join or renew by May 1, 2015. Invitations will be mailed and RSVP is necessary to attend.

Friday, May 8 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sale open to the general public.

Saturday, May 9 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sale open to the general public.

Sunday, May 10 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sale open to the general public.

Mother's Day Special!

Bring Mom to the Gardens on Mother's Day and take part in our free container garden workshop. Rutgers Gardens staff and Volunteers will be on hand to provide demonstrations on putting together the perfect container. Pots and soil will be provided and participants will be able to purchase their own plants to put together own container.

Workshop Times:



Rutgers Gardens thanks the following businesses for helping provide our Volunteers with t-shirts, lunch and snacks at this year's sale

Farm at Green Village

Ivy Farm


Morris county Plant Detectives
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Plant Material

Please know that while there is a large volume of plant material we can not guarantee that things will not sell out before Sunday.