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Fall Plant Sale
September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants at Historic Oakland Foundation’s Fall Plant Sale! The sale will take place at Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse on Saturday, September 26 with a special members-only presale September 25.
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. The first reservation time slot on Saturday, September 26 is at 9:00 a.m. The last will begin at 2:00 p.m. 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).
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. While attending, please allow other customers and staff at least six feet of room. Cloth face masks are required.
Reservations for the Fall Plant Sale are now full. Customers without reservations may shop from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. We will monitor the number of shoppers to preserve the ability to practice social distancing.
HOF Member Presale
Historic Oakland Foundation members will get the first pick of the Fall Plant Sale inventory on Friday, September 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during a special members-only presale. Reservations are required for the Presale. We have emailed our members with a link to make reservations.
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 purchase, renewal, or upgrade at both the Member Presale on Friday and at the Plant Sale on Saturday. Join, renew, or upgrade your membership and get a free plant! You can join online, too. Just bring your confirmation with you to the sale. 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. Shoppers without reservations may shop from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. If you have made a reservation and do not attend the sale at all, we will consider the cost of your reservation a donation to Historic Oakland Foundation.
What if the Fall Plant Sale is rained out?
If the Fall Plant Sale is rained out, we will reschedule the sale for Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will email reservation holders if the event is rescheduled. We will also post the information on this page and on our Facebook page.
Thank you for supporting Oakland Cemetery.