Plant Sale Events

Before Sale
During the Sale
Volunteering at the Sale

Before the Sale

All these events are free and open to the public. Tours depart from the Scott Arboretum Offices. In case of inclement weather, tours are cancelled. Sale plants growing on campus are marked with blue “Featured at the 2007 Plant Sale” labels.

During the Sale

Friday, Sept. 7
4 to 8 pm
Special Friends' Preview*
*To become a Plant Sale Special Friend and attend our preview reception, call the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 or
Saturday, Sept. 8
10 am to 1 pm
Scott Associate Shopping**
**Scott Associates must show their membership card for admission. If you have lost or missplaced your card, or would like to become a member, please contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 or
Saturday, Sept. 8
1 pm to 3 pm
General Admission
Sunday, Sept. 9
10 am to 3 pm
General Admission

During all sale hours, Plant Experts will be available. Our Plant Experts volunteer throughout the Plant Sale to help answer questions about your plants and help you find the best plants for your needs. They all wear vest with "Plant Expert" on them. Please feel free to consult with them.

Volunteering at the Sale

Volunteer at the Plant Sale and help the Arboretum fulfill its mission of getting great gardening plants in home gardens. Volunteers are needed to help during the set-up week before the sale, break-down of the Plant Sale field after the sale, and during the sale itself. Volunteers can work on particular committees like: woody plants, perennials, houseplants, etc.

Individuals who volunteer for XX of hours at the Plant Sale receive a $40 gift certificate to be used at the end of the sale on Sunday, Sept. 9. To learn more or volunteer contact the Scott Arboretum Offices at 610-328-8025 or

To learn more about other volunteer opportunities at the Scott Arboretum click here.