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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Annual Plant Sale, April 30 & May 1

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual benefit Plant Sale returns this spring with the largest selection of top-quality, affordable plants in the metropolitan area. The Plant Sale has been a much-anticipated spring tradition in NYC for over 60 years, offering an unmatched selection of locally-grown, hand-selected plants for gardens big and small, indoors and out. The sale will be held on Wednesday, April 30 from 9 am to 8 pm and Thursday, May 1 from 9 am to noon on Cherry Esplanade.

More than 20,000 plants—ranging from the tried-and-true to the new and different—will be for sale under a tent on the expansive lawn of BBG’s Cherry Esplanade. Over two days, thousands of plant lovers will take advantage of the sale’s incredible selection and gardening advice from the Garden’s expert staff, including director of Horticulture Mark Fisher (houseplants), rosarian Sarah Owens, and team members from GreenBridge, BBG’s community environmental horticulture program (window boxes, tree beds, and containers).

The two-day Plant Sale offers an extensive variety of plants, both for indoors and outdoors: annuals, herbaceous perennials, small trees and shrubs, roses, herbs, vegetables, houseplants, orchids, hanging baskets—and more. Easy space-saving plants for apartment dwellers, like cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets, heavy-fruiting blueberries for containers, and a wide range of water-conserving succulents are offered alongside 19 varieties of clematis and dozens of roses and other garden favorites.

Among the specimens on offer are rare and unusual plants, including native species and hard-to-find cultivars, all meticulously selected and reasonably priced by a team that has worked on the sale for over 40 years to grow it into the city’s premier resource for garden plants.

With each paid Garden admission during the Plant Sale, visitors receive a free admission coupon to use on a return visit. A supply of red shopping wagons is provided, but buyers are encouraged to bring a cart if they can. All major credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted. For directions, please visit