Plant Sale

people in vests moving wheelbarrows of plants

Our nursery is an integral part of the Garden. The nursery grows high-quality plants to support both the gardens and, in turn, the public community. Visits to the nursery can be made via appointment by contacting Misty Shealy, Nursery Manager, at scbgnursery@clemson.edu.

The nursery hosts the Garden's Semiannual Plant Sales (typically in April and September or October), which are major fundraising events for the SCBG, and all profits support operations and enhancements in the garden. Friends of the Garden are granted early access to both sales, typically the day before the public sale. The sales are held in the operations section of the SCBG, which is located at 154 Lacecap Loop off Perimeter Road in Clemson, South Carolina. Friends of the Garden membership applications will be available at the sales or avoid the line by joining the membership online.

SCBG volunteers and garden staff work very hard preparing for these events. Many selections of a wide variety of plants are always available, such as annuals, vegetable transplants and herbs, bog plants, perennials, ferns, shrubs, grasses, trees and fruits and many hard-to-find native plants. The majority of the plants at the sales are produced in the nursery, and many selections are propagated from the SCBG plant collection. A catalog of plant material online at https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/plant-sale.html approximately 2 weeks before the sale. Print catalogs will also be available at the gate.

SCBG staff, volunteers, and Clemson University students are always on hand at the plant sales to assist with the selection of plants for your home landscape. Several of our partner organizations set up booths at the sale to answer questions about gardening related topics and activities. To find out who will be here this year, check the catalog or the website at https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/plant-sale.html. For additional information, please contact Misty Shealy, Nursery Manager, at scbgnursery@clemson.edu.