Autumn Plant Sale

Autumn Plant Sale & Workshops

October 17 & 18
General Public: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. each day
Member Preview: October 17 - 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Presentations: 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. daily

Garden admission or membership required for sale. 
Workshops free with Garden admission and no registration is required!

Plant Sale

An annual tradition returns, bringing interesting plants of Chinese lineage for Portland area gardens. With dozens of plant varieties available, it is the perfect time to get a headstart on spring or to transform your own garden with unusual and exciting plants--all while supporting the Chinese Garden.

Fall is a great time to plant as the soil is warm and the plants for sale are fat and happy. Pick up a special plant for your own garden while supporting the Chinese Garden. Plants featured include Osmanthus, Stewarti, Gogi Berry, Tea Camellia, Dwarf Pomegranates and a variety of hardy fall plants. Come early for the best selection.

Members of the Garden’s horticulture team as well as knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to help you select the perfect plant and answer questions about their care.

Special Member Preview & Discount

As a special bonus for members of the Garden, the plant sale will open early on Saturday, October 17 from 9:00-10:00 just for Garden members.  In addition to members being able to use your 10% off member discount, members get a sneak preview and a chance to grab plants before the general public!

Workshops are free with Garden admission and no reservations are required!

Saturday Workshops

1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Roger Gossler of Gossler Nurseries will talk about the Care and Feeding of Hardy Trees & Shrubs. With more than 25 years of trying every shrub available, Roger is the expert on what works best in Pacific Northwest gardens. His latest book The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs, contains his favorite picks, many of Chinese origin.  Meet Roger and learn how to pick the perfect shrub for you garden.

Sunday Workshops

1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Veerinder Chawala--owner of The Tao of Tea--steps out of the Garden Teahouse to share how to grow your own tea plants (pick yours up at the plant sale!), how to harvest and dry your own tea leaves and of course how to drink it!  Learn about the one plant--Camellia sinensis--that gives us red, black, white and green teas and camellias from Garden Horticulture Manager, Glin Varco.

Garden Inspired Gifts in the Garden Shop

Stop by the shop to pick up a gardening book, including The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs or a special horticultural inspired gift or card. New merchandise for the holidays is arriving!