Plant Sale

24th Annual Rare & Unusual Plant Sale

Saturday-Sunday May 14-15, 2016

10 am – 2 pm

Early entry for SCLT members on Saturday, 9-10 am*

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Plant lovers from around the state celebrate the start of the growing season each May by the return of SCLT’s Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. This two-day event attracts on average 2,000 gardeners, and takes place at City Farm, a lush oasis at the corner of West Clifford and Dudley Streets on Providence’s South Side. 

We sell hundreds of varieties of sustainably grown annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts – roughly 20,000 in all. Our growers use only seeds from high-quality, trusted sources, and every year select several that are hard (or even impossible!) to find at local nurseries.

The Sale is a community event, and a community effort. All proceeds support SCLT's education and outreach programs. In addition, plants left over after the event are donated to more than 30 local nonprofits. 

Interested in volunteering? We need people to help set up tents and tables and break them down afterwards. We also need volunteers to check memberships and to help carry flats of plants to cars. Please note that you will be standing the entire shift. However, we provide coffee, snacks and lunch! Contact Michelle Walker at or 401-273-9419 ext 100.

The Plant Sale accepts SNAP and EBT benefits!

For directions to City Farm, click here

*Special instructions for early entry during the preview hour:

We ask SCLT members to remember to bring your membership cards! If you've recently signed up for your 2016 membership and haven't received your card, don't worry, your name will be on the list for the Plant Sale. Current SCLT members will be given priority admittance. If you plan to join or renew at the Sale, please do so before entering the event.

Hundreds of varieties of vegetable, herb and annual flower starters available-- over 20,000 plants in all!

Visit the perennial section as well, with experts on hand to answer your questions.