Historic Oakland Foundation members are invited to a special members-only preview of our Spring Plant Sale on April 9 at Oakland’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse. The Spring Plant Sale will be open to the general public by reservation on Saturday, April 10.
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 Friday, April 9 is at 3:00 p.m. The last will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $10 and are good for one or two people. We will apply the $10 to your purchase when you check out.
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 are required for the Presale.
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 required.
- 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
We will publish a partial inventory of the plants we’ll be offering at the Spring Plant Sale here soon.
Become a member or make a donation and get a free plant!
Stop by the membership table and join, renew, or upgrade your membership before you check out 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. Shoppers without reservations may shop when space allows. 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.
Thank you for supporting Oakland Cemetery.