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Salinas, CA 93901

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Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is a non-profit 501(c)(3) program supporting the work of the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties program.

2021 Fall Plant Sale

  • Visit our online pop-up nursery October 11-24, 2021
  • Curbside pickup by appointment in Salinas

The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners' Fall Plant Sale is open October 11 through October 24, 2021! Fall is the perfect time to plant California native plants, water-wise plants and your winter greens and vegetables. Visit our online nursery here.

 Our fall plant collection features drought-tolerant, fire-resistant, and native and/or pollinator perennials with a robust selection of winter vegetables. The collection also includes: succulents, grasses, groundcovers, houseplants, planted bulbs, and herbs with over 20 varieties of salvias and sages, various buckwheats, ribes (currants), echinacea - and many other flowering shrubs and plants.


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Seasonal/specialty items include 8 new varieties of bulbs sold in gift bags (several native, several critter-resistant), hand-painted clay pots with gorgeous mature coleus plants, skulls decorated with succulents (pictured), giant (Crackerjack) Mexican Marigolds for seasonal arrangements, 7 varieties of California native seeds in handcrafted origami envelopes--harvested and cleaned by UC Master Gardeners from native plants from our Watsonville Demo Garden, and the opportunity to purchase sturdy 5-gallon grow bags, complete with our proprietary Premium Blend potting soil. 

Visit the online pop-up nursery at: bit.ly/UCMGPlantSale


Water-wise Food Gardening in Fall & Winter                                          

Low Water Use Plant List (PDF)

Maintaining a Safer, Fire-wise Landscape with Plant Lists (PDF)

Curbside Pickup

With respect to social distancing practices, safety and convenience, all orders will be fulfilled by appointment at our greenhouse in Salinas.

All funds benefit the all-volunteer UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, which offers a gardening help line, events and seasonal classes designed to educate our local home gardening community with research-based, sustainable landscape practices.