Arboretum gates open at 10am and close at 5pm.
Plants are for sale between 11am and 3pm.
There is an entry fee of £2 per person over 15.
Our biennial Plant Sale is the biggest event in the Friends’ calendar, helping to raise money for the Garden and Arboretum. It is our largest fundraising event, in recent years raising about £9,000 net each time. Our plants are donated from a variety of sources – the Botanic Garden, generous Friends, College Head Gardeners (many of whom have been stalwart supporters), University Parks and some local nurseries. We sell almost every type of plant: hardy and tender perennials, vegetable and herb plants, shrubs, trees, grasses, ferns, indoor plants and annuals.
- Friends’ famous tea tent
- Pig roast and other hot food
- Scouts’ wheelbarrow valets
- Lots of parking