Plant Sale

Durham County Extension Master Gardeners’
Backyard Treasures Plant Sale

Every spring, Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Associations sells “backyard treasures” – plants Extension Master Gardeners have grown in their own gardens and have divided to share with other North Carolina garden. The 2022 sale will be held Saturday, April 9 from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot of the Cooperative Extension building at 721 Foster Street in Durham

You’ll find a variety of perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs, and houseplants. From natives to traditional passalongs, old time favorites, and some harder to find gems – all procured, propagated, or grown by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Durham County, NC. 

Plant preview: 

Be Green and Bring Your Own Box

In 2019, we raised $9,700, making the plant sale the major fundraiser for the Durham County Master Gardeners.  In 2020, the plant sale was held online due to the countywide covid-19 stay-at-home order. Still, it raised a very respectable $4,281. Funds are used to support community outreach efforts, including a demonstration garden at 721 Foster Street and Briggs Avenue Community Garden.

Besides buying plants, you can enjoy native plant propagation demonstrations by Durham County Master Gardeners and Keep Durham Beautiful and get your questions answered by Durham County Master Gardeners.

Call: 919-560-0528 between 9 am and 4 pm

The Backyard Treasures Plant Sale is held by the Durham County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (DCEMGVA) to raise funds for the Durham EMGV program.