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.

Fall 2023 – Invest in your garden with exciting plant selections from the State Botanical Garden of Tennessee during the annual fall plant sale. The UT Gardens, Knoxville annual fall plant sale opens to the public on Saturday, October 7, from 9am to 2pm. UT Gardens’ staff and Tennessee Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions and provide sound planting advice. Sale will take place on the plaza at the UT Gardens, Knoxville, located at 2518 Jacob Drive. All proceeds benefit UT Gardens, Knoxville.

A preview sale will be held on Friday, October 6 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 onsite during 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).

Shoppers will enjoy browsing a diverse inventory of herbaceous perennial flowers and foliage plants, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, houseplants, daffodil bulbs and more.

This year’s featured plants include six selections chosen for their outstanding beauty and functionality.

Jeana garden phlox was named the 2024 perennial of the year by the Perennial Plant Association for its remarkable disease resistance and midsummer flower show. This 5-foot tall, sun-loving, butterfly attracting native cultivar was selected from a wild colony growing along the Harpeth River near Nashville.

Millenium ornamental onion also thrives in full sun, though it fills a different design niche with its one-and-a-half foot tall lavender colored, globe shaped flowers and strappy green leaf blades. Choose this plant for a tough, reliable mass display or a small grouping towards the front of a garden bed.

For the shade filled garden, check out Chocolate Shogun astilbe from Japanese plant breeder Nagasaki Teruhisa. With pale pink flowers and dark, bold textured leaves, this plant adds a nice touch of drama to low-light areas.

The remaining three featured plants are woody shrubs, each with their own unique qualities.

Firelight Tidbit hydrangea is the smallest panicle hydrangea to ever hit the market. Topping out at 2 to 3 feet tall and wide, this small package packs a powerful punch of white pom-pom flowers that fade to pink.

NewGen Freedom boxwood is the result of a breeding program designed to overcome common boxwood issues like leaf-miner and boxwood blight. This vigorous variety exhibits good resistance and just may be the answer to your boxwood blues.

Double Play Candy Corn spirea is a crowd favorite with a kaleidoscope of pink, red, orange and yellow from spring to fall. Use as a specimen, plant in mass or pop one in your flower border for a splash of color that will have people stopping to ask, “What’s that plant?”

Plant Sale Inventory List – now available. List is subject to change. Please note: if printing this file, it is formatted for legal-sized paper.