Friends of the Arboretum (FOA)

Support the University of Wisconsin, Madison Arboretum

Proceeds from the Native Plant Sale and Luncheon-Lectures help FOA support the UW-Madison Arboretum’s work and mission.

Order OnlineMay 14th Tent Sale

The Native Plant Sale is both online and back in the tent for 2022!

Shop online until March 15!

Last year’s wildly popular online Native Plant Sale is back. Order by March 15, 2022 for convenient curbside pickup at the Arboretum in May. Plants shown on the website are subject to change due to availability. 

Online offerings include our most popular species for your native garden:

  • Trees and shrubs will be picked up curbside at McKay Garden Center in Oregon, WI, in May. Bear in mind that some of these are in large (5-gallon) pots, or more than 4 feet tall, and may need a larger vehicle for pickup.
  • Trays of wildflowers and/or grasses will be picked up curbside at the Arboretum the week of May 9. We will contact you in late April to schedule your pickup. 
  • Selected species will be available in single-species full and half trays of 16 – 32 plants- Please note: there is a 16 plant minimum order.
  •  Garden mixes will also be available for rain gardens, savanna gardens, and pollinators (support monarchs or hummingbirds, and participate in citizen science by reporting your sightings!)

Save the date!

In-tent sale is on May 14th, 2022

Early shopping for Friends at 9am; general public from 10am until plants sell out

In-tent offerings will include a wider variety of species, available as individual plants. For the first time, we will also offer our popular garden mixes (for rain gardens, savanna gardens, monarch butterflies, or hummingbirds) in the tent! Note: trees and shrubs this year are only available online, not at the tent sale.

The tent sale will be located on the Arboretum Lawn

For general information about the Native Plant Sale, go to

A walk-in, browse tent sale is planned for May 14th at the Arboretum. Questions? Please email