Fall Plant Sale Member Presale
September 25 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Oakland Foundation members are invited to a special members-only preview of our Fall Plant Sale on September 25 at Oakland’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. The Fall Plant Sale will be open to the general public by reservation on Saturday, September 26.
In order to maintain a safe number of patrons shopping at any given time and to avoid customers having to wait in long lines, we have implemented a ticketing system to reserve a time slot. Reservations are $10 and are good for one or two people. You will receive a refund in the form of $10 off your purchase when you check out. (If your purchase totals less than $10, we’ll refund the amount of your purchase. Offer excludes tax).
We have emailed our members a link for reservations. If you’re a member didn’t receive yours, check your bulk mail folder and/or email us at email@example.com.
Each customer may reserve one time slot and will have up to thirty minutes to shop. Again, each reservation is good for up to two shoppers. This will ensure that each person has approximately 100 square feet of outdoor space each.
Customers without reservations may shop from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26. We will monitor the number of shoppers to preserve the ability to practice social distancing.
While attending, please allow other customers and staff at least six feet of room. Cloth face masks are required.
Here’s how it will work:
- Arrive five to ten minutes early so that you can check in with the line attendant and queue safely before your time slot begins. There will be one way in and one way out of the shopping area. Signs will indicate where to line up. Please maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and others while in line. Cloth face masks are recommended.
- The attendant will allow you to enter when the previous group has completed shopping.
- Each plant will have a colored stake in it that corresponds to a sale price. Simply pull the colored stakes and take them to the cashier when you check out.
- We will have two cashiers and remote/contactless card readers. Please pay with card/your phone for this sale. NO CASH.
All plants are first-come, first served.
You are welcome to drive up to pick up your purchases. The road in front of the greenhouse will be open for one-way traffic, and there will be a designated pull-off area for plant loading. We ask that you load your purchases as efficiently as possible to allow other customers to drive up. For safety reasons, we will not have staff available to help with loading. You can download a map of Oakland Cemetery here.
See this list for a partial inventory of the plants we’ll be offering at the Fall Plant Sale. We’ll be updating this list as plants are added to the sale, so please check back.
Become a member or make a donation and get a free plant!
Memberships will be available for renewal or upgrade at both the Member Presale on Friday and at the Plant Sale on Saturday. Renew or upgrade your membership and get a free plant! You must attend the event to receive your free plant.
Make a donation of $25 or more to Historic Oakland Foundation and you’ll receive a free plant, too.
What if I can’t attend during my time slot?
We are committed to maintaining safe numbers of people in the shopping area, so if you miss your time slot, you’ll have to wait until there’s an open slot. If you do not attend the sale at all, we will consider the cost of your reservation a donation to Historic Oakland Foundation.
Thank you for supporting Oakland Cemetery.