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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser - Friends of Chadwick Preview Party

May 12, 2022, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Free with your membership
Northwest corner of Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive, adjacent to the Nationwide Ohio 4H Center at 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Free parking is available in OSU Gray Lots 1 and 2.
Chadwick Arboretum

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Silent auction begins at 4:00 p.m. See the auction items here

**Checks and Credit Cards Only**

The Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens presents its annual Spring Plant Sale and Auction. Visitors can peruse a selection of 11,000 new, unusual, and tried and true edible and ornamental plants, as well as garden planters and a tool sharpening vendor. Proceeds from the event benefit the 40-acre OSU Chadwick Arboretum and public learning garden and OSU student organizations.

The members-only gala includes a silent auction and a reception with gourmet food, entertainment by Coshocton’s own electric and acoustic guitar soloist Matt Shannon, and the first opportunity to buy discounted Chadwick Arboretum plants. New members can sign up at the door the night of the event

 View our extensive plant list here. 


  Open to public:  Friday, 5/13/22: 12:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m. 

                           Saturday 5/14/22: 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Premium Tree and Shrub Auctions:

                         Thursday, May 12 begins: 4 pm (Silent Auction): See the auction items here

                         Friday, May 13 starts: 4 p.m. (Live Auction)

                         Saturday, May 14 starts: 10 a.m. (Live Auction)


All plants are chosen to provide a wide variety of time-tested and new cultivars, of the highest quality, and with the most successful growth potential for growing conditions in Ohio. Each day of the sale will include an Auction of donated trees, shrubs and other horticultural products. Chadwick Arboretum Horticulturists and the Franklin County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will answer garden related questions.

Alongside a wide variety of perennials and annuals, vegetables and herbs, visitors will find colorful hanging baskets, and both empty and pre planted hypertufa planters. Ohio State University student horticulturist organizations will sell vegetables and the Plant Pathology Graduate Students Association will offer highly sought after native plants.  The BLM group will offer begonias. The Horticulture Therapy Team will offer their unique painted pots and decorative bird houses.

"We are celebrating the return of the Plant Sale and Auction event!” cheers Brenda Allinger, plant sale co-chair for the Chadwick Arboretum. “Our leadership team strives to keep this incredible fundraising tradition alive, prioritizing the safety of our customers and the volunteers who make it all possible.”

Food and Drinks: Different food trucks will be on site daily

Public facilities: A Port-a-Potty will be on the grounds

No Pets Allowed: Please leave your furry companions at home.

Please use the crosswalks when walking to the plant sale site. 

Checks and Credit Cards Only