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 gardeners – at the Sarah P Duke Garden’s Annual Spring Plant Sale. They also sell plants started from seeds, including many varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

Plants sold in the Master Gardener Volunteer Association booth include pollinator plants, native plants, deer-resistant plants, shade and sun plants, herbs and vegetables, and house plants. To give you an idea of the range of plants we sell, view the 2018 plant list.

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 county-wide 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 get your questions answered by Durham County Master Gardeners, who also staff an information table at the sale.

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.