Spring Plant Sales in the Five County Area and Beyond

Young tomato plant. Source: The Whatleys.
Young tomato plant. Source: The Whatleys.

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

It’s garden time in North Carolina. Native plants, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, bulbs, plants, and seeds can go into the ground in April as we pass the last-frost date.

Master gardeners, gardening clubs, and area gardens are holding plant sales, some in conjunction with Spring festivities.


Johnston County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 8am-1pm

Pick up native plants and more — annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, etc. — at the JoCo Master Gardener Volunteers’ Annual Plant Sale. There will be trees, shrubs, books, tools, and garden art available for sale too. This event will be held at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton NC. Proceeds from the sale help fund the Johnston County Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer Association programs. See information on this county Master Gardeners event.


South Garner FFA Plant Sale

April 11-14, 2019

Purchase plants grown by the horticulture students, including annuals, vegetables, hanging baskets, and more. Limited quantities available, so come early in the sale. The Future Farmers of America sale will be held at South Garner High School, 8228 Hebron Church Road, Garner, NC. See hours and details here.


Wilson Master Gardeners’ Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 13, 2019 @ 9am-noon

Held at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, 1806 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson NC, this is a large plant sale offering a variety of vegetable plants, herbs, perennials, and more. Purchases help to support the gardens.

Want early admission? Become a Wilson Botanical Gardens member and get into the plant sale at 8:30am. Contact information and updates may be found on the Wilson Botanical Gardens Facebook page.


Nash County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8am-noon

Support the Nash County Arboretum and pick up annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, herbs, and more at this event, which will include a raffle and silent auction too. Held at the Nash County Arboretum, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, NC. Follow the arboretum on Facebook for updates and event flyer.


Bunn Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, April 27, 2019 @ 8am-noon

The annual Bunn Garden Club sale includes a variety of locally grown plants. Offerings will include azaleas, rhododendron, day lilies, and iris. There will also be baked goods on hand prepared by club members. Get there early for the best selections. Held at the Garden Club, 361 NC Hwy 98 West, Bunn, NC. Follow them on Facebook here.


Wayne County Garden Festival and Plant Sale

Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 10am-5pm

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9am-2pm

The county Master Gardeners are preparing plants for this two-day event. Watch for updates and flyer via the Wayne County Extension Master Gardener page and the Extension page.


Steel Magnolias Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 9am-2pm

This rain-or-shine event will offer a wide variety of plants for indoors and out. Held at the Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC. Watch for updates on the Steel Magnolias Facebook page.


Spring 2019 Plant Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, May 4, 2019 ​@ 10am-4pm

Pick up a variety of plants while enjoying arts, music, food trucks, and more. This year’s Spring plant sale will be a part of the Rooted in the Arts Plant & Art Faire at the Artmosphere Community Center 3919 Raleigh Road, Clayton, NC.

See details and 2019 flyer here.


Other Plant Sales

  • JC Raulston Arboretum — See 2019 “Raulston Blooms” event here — Raleigh, NC (April 6, 2019)
  • Knightdale FFA — See greenhouse info on their Facebook page (opens April 13, 2019)
  • Mordecai Historic Park — See 2019 “Community Tables and Plant Sale” here — Raleigh, NC (April 27, 2019)
  • Granville Gardeners — See 2019 “Annual Herb and Plant Sale” here — Oxford, NC (April 27, 2019)
  • The incrEDIBLE Plant Sale — See event details here — Greensboro, NC (April 27, 2019)
  • Pitt County Arboretum — See 2019 “Plant Sale” here — Greenville, NC (May 18, 2019)


Ed. Note: If a plant sale is missing, please let us know. Originally published March 31, 2019; updated April 1 with Bunn and Zebulon events.

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