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Spring and Fall Plant Sales

Plant sales are held at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens in April and September. Many of the plants offered for sale can be seen growing at the UD Botanic Gardens. If you have questions regarding the Spring and Fall Plant Sales, please contact Valann Budischak, Plant Sale Volunteer Coodinator, at (302) 831-4188 or valannb@udel.edu


A sustainable landscape is a stable and productive ecosystem that conserves the physical and biological processes occurring on that landscape. Learn about how you can contribute to landscape sustainability by exploring the Sustainable Landscapes webpage.


Sponsored by the UDBG Friends and the University of Delaware Art Department sculpture students, the May event offers art students an opportunity to showcase their creative work in an outdoor landscape setting.


Delaware Horticulture IndustRy Expo

An educational meeting designed to provide up-to-date training for the nursery and landscape industry, with exhibitors who display plants and plant-related products.


Ornamentals Research Expo

Sponsored by the Delaware Cooperative Extension and the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens in September. The Expo features displays and talks on subjects ranging from pest disease identification to natural pest control, to restoring biodiversity in suburbia to plants for a more livable Delaware. In addition, this event distributes new plant material to the trade.