Spring & Fall Plant Sales

Shop for great selections of annuals, perennials, vegetable, herbs, trees, and shrubs to add to your landscape! Limited quantities available. The UT Gardens staff searches far and wide to offer select, choice varieties known to perform well in our mid-South region. A sale not to be missed!

The spring sale is typically held on the first Saturday of April.

The fall sale is typically held in September or October.


Spring 2022 – the annual Spring Spectacular Plant Sale will be back in-person this year. The sale will take place Saturday, April 9 from 9am to 2pm in the Gardens at 2518 Jacob Drive. The inventory has been carefully selected to include new varieties as well as tried-and-true favorites to increase your gardening success. As always, Gardens’ staff and Tennessee Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and provide design advice. All proceeds directly benefit the UT Gardens, Knoxville.

A preview sale will be held on Friday, April 8 from 4-7pm. UT Gardens’ members, active UT Gardens’ volunteers, and UT employees are welcome to attend. Non-members who wish to attend will be able to purchase membership at the sale. Garden members also receive a 10% discount on their plant purchases (at either the preview sale on Friday or the public sale on Saturday).

View Plant Sale Inventory List (List is subject to change, and may not reflect all items that will be available)

The sale will include a wide array of herbs, edibles, perennials and annuals for sun and shade, native plants, houseplants, trees and shrubs. Clematis, Hydrangea, and Cuphea selections will be highlighted in the featured plant tent with multiple standout varieties of each genus available. Clematis Pink Mink®, Sparky® Pink, Happy Jack®, and ‘Viva Polonia’ are easy to grow perennial flowering vines that will add long lasting sparkle to your summer display. With seven featured varieties of Hydrangea there is sure to be one for everyone. Hydrangea x Fairytrail Bride® (from legendary Japanese plant breeder Ushio Sakazaki) represents a brand-new class of hydrangea with flowers at every leaf node; Little Lime Punch™, Little Quick Fire®, and Tiny Quick Fire™ are varieties of panicle hydrangeas, well-known for their beauty, hardiness, and ease of growth; and Hydrangea serrata Tiny Tuff Stuff™ is a dwarf rebloomer with delicate pale purple to pink lace cap blooms. Cuphea will be the featured annual with three award-winning varieties, all noted for their long bloom season as well as heat and drought tolerance. Lavender Lace® and Fairy Dust Pink® are smaller plants perfect for mixed containers and the front of the flower border, and Vermillionaire® is a medium size plant with abundant orange and yellow flowers that are extremely popular with hummingbirds and various pollinators. No matter what your plant needs are, you are certain to find something perfect for your garden at a reasonable price.