11 plant sales across Alabama in April—including native plants

Friends Of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale takes place on April 9th. (Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens)

It’s finally springtime and warm weather (that sticks around) is right around the corner. You know what that means—it’s time to buy some plants. Luckily, there are plenty of plant sales taking place across the state, and many of them include plants that are native to Alabama! Read on to find out where you can get your bloom on.

1. Ruffner Mountain—Sat. April 2-Sun. April 3

Ruffner Mountain Plant Sale
Browse and shop for plants from the comfort of your couch. (Matthew Niblett/Bham Now)
  • Where: Online at https://ruffnermountain.org/ during the sale dates.
  • When: Ruffner Mountain Members’ Pre-Sale on Friday, April 1st | Public Sale Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3
  • Event details: Shop a selection of native Alabama plants online. Order early in the sale for the best selection and availability.
  • Website | Facebook

2. George Wood Chapter, Alabama Wildflower Society—Sat. April 2

  • Where: Kentuck Arts Center Courtyard—503 Main Ave, Northport, AL 35476
  • When: Saturday, April 2 from 8AM-2PM
  • Event details: Arrive early for the best selection. Primarily native plants to be sold.
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3. Lee County Master Gardeners—Sat. April 2

  • Where: The parking lot at the southwest corner of E. Glenn Ave. and E. University Dr., Auburn, AL 36830.
  • When: Saturday, April 2 from 8AM-Noon
  • Event details: Native Azaleas will be available in 3-gal. and 1-gal. sizes for $24 and $12, respectively. A good variety of species and varieties of native azaleas will be available, representing a range of bloom times and colors. The plants will be arranged by blooming season and color. Plants sell out fast, so arrive early for the best selection.
  • Website | Facebook

4. Baldwin County Master Gardeners—Thurs. April 7-Sat. April 9

Baldwin County Plant Sale
Don’t miss out! (Baldwin County Master Gardeners on Facebook)
  • Where: 11300 U.S. Hwy 98, Fairhope, AL 36532—across from Weeks Bay Reserve
  • When: Thursday, April 7-Saturday, April 9 from 9AM-4PM
  • Event details: Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the BCMG Scholarship Fund and community outreach programs. Plant sale will include Mobile County Master Gardeners selling caladium bulbs, South Alabama Land Trust (SALT) selling bird boxes and the Montrose, AL Garden Club selling small bags of potash and books they have published.
  • Website | Facebook

 5. Birmingham Botanical Gardens—Sat. April 9

Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale
Roses from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. (Bham Now)
  • Where: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223
  • When: Member Priority Sale on Friday, April 8 from 10AM-5:30 PM | Public Sale on Saturday, April 9 from 9AM-2PM
  • Event details: Shop hundreds of plant varieties, including natives, specially selected for our region by the Friends’ volunteer growing groups. Plant list available here.
  • Website | Facebook

PLUS, check out gardening tips and tricks from the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens!

6. Huntsville Botanical Gardens—Fri. April 15-Sat. April 16 + Fri. April 22-Sat. April 23

Huntsville Plant Sale
Come out and enjoy the flowers. (Huntsville Botanical Gardens)
  • Where: 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
  • When: Members-Only Pre-Sale on Thursday, April 14 from 8AM-4PM, Public Sale on Friday, April 15-Sunday, April 16 and Friday, April 22-Saturday, April 23 from 8AM-4PM
  • Event details: Taking place around the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the event will include plant professionals to answer your questions, free soil testing, specialty vendors, a silent auction, live music, food trucks, kid’s activities and more.
  • Website | Facebook

7. Davis Arboretum—Sat. April 16th

  • Where: Davis Arboretum—181 Garden Dr., Auburn AL 36849
  • When: Saturday, April 16th from 8AM-2PM
  • Event details: Annual plant sale featuring Auburn Series Azaleas, native shrubs, trees, vines and perennials. The sale is part of the Auburn Azalea Festival that will feature fun outreach programs from the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, live music, food trucks, and arts & crafts. Arrive early for the best selection.
  • Website | Facebook

8. Chilton County Master Gardeners—Fri. April 15-Sat. April 16

Chilton County Plant Sale
The sale will include pass-along plants, going from one garden to another. (Chilton County Master Gardeners on Facebook)

9. Master Gardeners of North Alabama—Fri. April 22-Sat. April 23

Master Gardeners Of North Alabama Plant Sale
Stock up on plants + give back. (Master Gardeners of North Alabama on Facebook)
  • Where: Alabama A&M Agribition Center—4925 Moores Mill Rd., Huntsville, AL.
  • When: Friday, April 22-Saturday, April 23 from 8AM-2PM
  • Event details: Includes native plants. Master Gardeners from Huntsville and Madison County propagate plants all year for this sale. Proceeds from the sale go back to the community through MGNA projects supporting the Alabama Extension Office.
  • Website | Facebook

10. Morgan County Master Gardeners—Sat. April 23-Sun. April 24

Morgan County Plant Sale
Flowers in the sale are nurtured by volunteers. (Morgan County Master Gardeners on Facebook)

11. Aldridge Gardens Spring Plant Sale—Thurs. April 28-Sat. April 30

  • Where: Aldridge Gardens—3530 Lorna Rd. Hoover, AL 35216
  • When: Thursday, April 28-Friday, April 29 from 9AM-5PM and Saturday, April 30 from 8:30AM-Noon
  • Event details: Includes some native plants. Volunteers and gardeners will be on hand to help with selections and to give advice about placement, care and maintenance. Aldridge Gardens members get 10% off all purchases with their membership card.
  • Website | Facebook

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