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Spring Plant Sale
April 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants at Historic Oakland Foundation’s Spring Plant Sale! The sale will take place at Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse on Saturday, April 9 with a special members-only presale on Friday, April 8.
Reserve Your Spot
So that customers don’t have to wait in long lines, we have implemented a ticketing system to reserve a time slot The reservation time slots on Saturday, April 9 are at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Reservations are $10 and are good for one or two people. You will receive a credit of $10 off your purchase when you check out. (You’ll receive a credit of your purchase total if your purchase is less than $10 and any remainder will be considered a donation to Historic Oakland Foundation. Offer excludes tax).
Each customer may reserve one time slot and will have 90 minutes to shop. Those arriving late will have the remainder of their time slot to shop. Again, each reservation is good for up to two shoppers. While attending, please allow other customers and staff at least six feet of room. Face masks are required in accordance with the CDC guidelines as of the day of the sale.
HOF Member Presale
Historic Oakland Foundation members will get the first pick of the Spring Plant Sale inventory on Friday, April 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. during a special members-only presale. Reservations are required for the Presale. We have emailed our members a link to make reservations.
Here’s how the plant sale will work
Arrive five to ten minutes early so that you can check in and queue safely before your time slot begins. Signs will indicate where to line up. Please maintain an appropriate distance between yourself and others while in line. Face masks are recommended.
- The attendant will allow you to enter when the previous group has completed shopping.
- A holding area will be available where you may gather your plants before checking out.
- Each plant will have a colored stake in the pot 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 a card or 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. Please follow the signs. 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.
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. Each shopper may reserve one time slot and will have 90 minutes to shop. Those arriving late will have the remainder of their time slot to shop. Shoppers without reservations may shop from 12:30 to 1:30 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 Spring Plant Sale is rained out?
If the Spring Plant Sale is rained out, we will reschedule the sale for Saturday, April 15 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. Please check before coming if the weather is uncertain.
Thank you for supporting Oakland Cemetery.