Chadwick Plant Sale and Auction

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30pm to Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
NW corner of Lane Ave and Fred Taylor Drive

The 2017 Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens Plant Sale and Auction is May 11–13.

A buckeye tree with deep-scarlet flowers, sure to appeal to diehard Ohio State fans, is one of the more than 650 uncommon plant types available at the Chadwick Arboretum Annual Spring Fundraising Plant Sale & Auction. There will be a diverse selection of trees, shrubs, herbs, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, garden art, Mother’s Day gifts you won’t find anywhere else. This year, we are also excited to announce, we will have the largest selection of vegetable and herb plants  ANYWHERE in Central Ohio! We will have seedlings grown by our Ohio State students with the Crop and Soil Science Club and Pi Alpha Xi (Horticulture and Floriculture Honor Society). And this year, Swainway Urban Farms was hired to grow heirloom and certified organic vegetables for our sale. If you grow your own food or know of a local community garden, please share this great news!

Nearly a dozen commercial plant, art, and garden vendors will be at the event, as will several plant-related Ohio State student groups. Plus WOSU’s “All Sides with Ann Fisher” public affairs radio program will broadcast live on Friday morning. 

Admission both days is free, with convenient parking (see map below).

Friends of Chadwick Preview Party:  
Thursday May 11, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. with the Acution starting at 6:00 p.m. Check in at the Auction tent for details.

If you are not a current Friend of Chadwick Arboretum, you can become one now by clicking here. If you become a member now, you can bring your membership card with you on Thursday night to avoid the membership checkin line. Or, if you want to wait, you can become a member on Thursday night. Thursday night is a members-only garden gala with a reception including gourmet food, entertainment, first pick of plants, and a discount on Chadwick Arboretum plants.

Open to the Public: 
Friday, May 12, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

There is an Auction of unusual trees and shrubs each day starting at 9:00 a.m.

Free parking is available.