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Spring Plant Sale Member Preview
May 29 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Historic Oakland Foundation members are invited to a special members-only preview of our rescheduled Spring Plant Sale on May 29 at Oakland’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. The Plant Sale will be open to the general public on Saturday, May 30.
Reservations for the plant sale and member preview are currently full.
Customers without reservations may shop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. 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 recommended.
Our Spring Plant Sale was originally scheduled for last month, but we had to cancel due to COVID-19. Happily, we’ve found a way to satisfy your green thumb while maintaining safe physical distancing measures. 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 are implementing a no-cost ticketing system to reserve a time slot. We have emailed members with information about how to get their free tickets.
The first time slot for HOF members is at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The last slot will begin at 7:00 p.m. Each member may reserve one time slot and will have up to thirty minutes to shop. 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 recommended.
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.
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.
- 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. View a list of the plants we’ll have for sale (.pdf)
We will have a plant “holding” area set up where shoppers can drop plants while shopping for others. Signs will direct you to the holding area where you can take a number from an attendant. You can also bring a cart if you have one.
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.
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We have worked hard to ensure that we’re creating a safe environment for everyone and appreciate your support and patience with us as we work in a new way. Again, please practice safe physical distancing measures to allow other customers and staff plenty of room.
Thank you for supporting Oakland Cemetery.