Spring Flower Fair 2018

The Ultimate Plant Sale
May 11, 12, 13

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Ask the Experts

Rutgers Gardens woul like to thank the plant experts who have volunteered to help at the 2018 sale.

Ilonka Angalet, Landscape Architect Ira Grasgreen, Eason Horticulture
Phil Dewitler, Rutgers Gardens Intern, 2010 Heidi Hesselein, Pleasant Run Nursery
Lisa Strovinsky , Pleasant Run Nursery Marian Jordan, Linwood Arboretum
Derron Dover, Rutgers Gardens Intern, 1994 Mary Tipping, Scott Arboretum
Nicki Graf, Rutgers Floriculture Greenhouses Bob Lyons, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

Please bring your own garden cart. No Dogs allowed in the sales area please.

The Ultimate Plant Sale! May 11, 12 and 13. 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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General Information about the sale

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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2018 Schedule of Events

Members Only Pre-Sale

Spring Flower Fair Vegetable and Herb Plants Highlights Class
Join us for this two-part preview talk about the vegetable and herb plants that will be available at this year’s plant sale. The first hour will focus on the wide array of vegetables, including unusual crops and popular tomato varieties. For the second hour, join Gardens’ volunteer Caren White to get a sneak-peek at our large selection of herbs. From culinary to aromatic, medicinal to ornamental, Caren will share tips about growing conditions and uses of some of our most popular herbs, as well as information about some of the new varieties you will see this year.
Instructor: Garden’s staff, Caren White
Rutgers Gardens Members free all others $10
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Holly House

SFF Highlights Talk - Herbaceous and Woody Plants
Join the Director, Bruce Crawford, to get a preview of some of the plants that will be 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.
Instructor: Bruce Crawford
Rutgers Gardens Members free all others $10
Friday, April 27, 2018
Holly House


Friday, May 11 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, May 13 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Special Day for Moms
Make a day of it and shop for seasonal plants, take a Gardens tour and so much more!
Tours will leave from the log Cabin at 12 pm and 2 pm.

Urban Oasis

Handcrafted jewelry inspired by nature


The Urban Oasis Shop

Succulent container gardens


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Rutgers Beekeepers
Honey and Candles

Heathers Feather Shop
Handmade sterling silver jewelry


Thank you to the following businesses for supporting over 150 volunteers who help to make this sale happen.

Plant DetectivesCrystal springLandcraftFernbrook

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2018 Plant Material -

Please check back, as list is regularly updated .

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