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The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum hosted its final plant sale for the fall season on Sunday, October 9. The theme of this sale, Growing a Green Future, celebrated the UC Davis Arboretum’s 75 years of sustainable gardening by showcasing landscape plantings that save water, reduce pollution, support native pollinators and still manage to provide jaw-dropping beauty!  Attendees learned that by making smart planting choices means they really can have it all!

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Despite a challenging economy, revenues were almost as high as last year’s record-breaking totals, not to mention the fact that our audience grew by over 400 visitors! Thank you to all our volunteers and staff whose efforts continue to make this fund raiser better with each and every sale!

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The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum is hosting its second and last Fall Plant Sale of the season at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery this Sunday. In honor of the Arboretum’s  75th Anniversary, the theme of this sale, Growing a Green Future, is all about sustainable gardens. Attendees will learn how they can save water, reduce pollution, support native pollinators, and still enjoy a beautiful home landscape.

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Last Saturday’s Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Faire & Sale attracted over 1,300 people–one of the best attended ever–with gross sales estimated to be well above $56,000; a remarkable feat considering fewer people are landscaping during this economic downturn.

Designed as the launch for the 75th Anniversary for the Arboretum, this plant sale singled out 75 favorites of the nursery’s 500 plus plant species as selected by volunteers, staff and community members.  When the gates opened, customers were greeted with an inventory of over 17,000 plants, knowledgeable plant advisers, commemorative 75th anniversary pins, live music, and children’s activities.

Mark your calendars!  The second and last sale of the Fall 2011 season occurs on Sunday, October 9 from 9 AM—1 PM at the Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Garrod Drive.

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If you didn’t already know, the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum is hosting its first Fall Plant Sale at the Teaching Nursery on Saturday.  The 75th Anniversary and Plant Sales work teams have been working hard to make this a grand celebration.  We have gotten great press and are hoping for big crowds. Thanks to Civil and Industrial Services for advertising the plant sale on their electric freeway signs.  We hope to see you all there!

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The UC Davis Arboretum received great coverage about its 75th anniversary and upcoming plant sale in the Sac Bee last weekend!  Download the article by clicking the link below.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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Wow!  Getting this plant sales banner up was a lot more difficult than we originally thought!  It’s is in a great location (First and E Streets) and will hopefully remind everyone coming through the Richards Blvd. tunnel that we have an amazing plant sale coming up this weekend!  This banner is really built to last and that’s a good thing as we plan to use it repeatedly by covering up past dates with new ones!  A special thank you to Repro Graphics for the tireless customer service necessary to get this printed!

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