Tower Hill's renowned annual plant sale takes place on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Select from thousands of top-quality plants available for sale!

Unusual Perennials • Herbs & Everlastings
Shrubs, Trees & Vines • Cary Award Winners • Houseplants
Native Plants • Annuals
Incredible Edibles • Tower Hill divisions and plants from members' gardens

Knowledgeable volunteers and staff will help customers with plant selection and answer questions about cultural information. Bid at two silent auctions--one during the preview party and one during the members only hours--featuring choice specimen plants and garden ornaments. Enjoy the challenge of competing with other plant lovers!

The Sale will take place in the lower parking lot, and in the overflow parking lot--please carpool as our parking space is limited!


American Conifer Society - Bemis Farms Nursery - Broken Arrow Nursery
Cactus & Succulent Society - Coldbrooke Pottery - Cricket Hill Garden - Daffodils & More
The Farmstead - Fine Garden Art - Fish in the Garden - Garden Vision Epimediums
Greystone Gardens - Hardwicke Gardens - Hartman's Herb Farm
Hobby Greenhouse & Indoor Garden Assn - Hydrangea Farm Nursery - Iron Arts
Miniature Plant Society - My House Leeks - New England Daylily Society
New England Hosta Society - New England Lily Society - New England Premier Stone
New England Primrose Society - New England Rose Society
Northeast Heather Society - The Proper Season - Stonegate Farm & Flowers

Spring Fling!

28th Annual Plant & Garden Accessory Sale

Saturday, June 1st

Members Only

Show your valid Tower Hill Membership Card for admission; purchase a membership in advance, or become a member on-the-spot.


Members also save 10% on their purchases from the main sale.

General Public

$5 Per Car
Admission is normally $12 per adult, so this is a great bargain! There will be plenty of fantastic selections available, plus enjoy our beautiful garden, visit the Gift Shop, and savor lunch at Twigs Cafe, serving a barbecue menu!

The Sale may end at 2pm, but the Garden remains open until 5pm, as usual, and the $5 per car rate remains in effect for non-members for the duration of the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you sell?
Every kind of plant, both for indoors and outdoors: annuals, perennials, small trees and shrubs, Cary Award winners, roses, herbs, vegetables, all kinds of tomatoes, houseplants, hanging baskets—and more. Plants are the best quality at the best prices: unusually choice specimens, many rare varieties and native plants, handpicked and selected. See below for just a few examples!

Spiderwort Sweet Kate : 'Sweet Kate', aka 'Blue and Gold', has chartreuse to golden yellow leaves with bluish-purple flowers that stand out in stark contrast over the light colored foliage. Many have admired it growing in the Monocot Border in the Systematic Garden.
Oriental Twinleaf : Known as Oriental Twinleaf, this Korean counterpart of our native Jeffersonia starts its life in early spring when it produces numerous stalks of up-facing blue-lavender cupped flowers. Just as the flowering ceases, the foliage emerges from the tight clump. Jeffersonia dubia prefers well-drained, but slightly moist soils and a pH near neutral.
King's Ransom Brunnera : A rich new silver and gold sport of ‘Jack Frost’, this Siberian Bugloss is a classic perennial treasured for its shade tolerance and lovely blooms—makes a fantastic ground cover.
Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun' : The most brilliantly colored selection of the Eastern Redbud yet, this brand-new introduction offers spring foliage of deep apricot-orange, maturing to yellow and then speckled lime-green in summer, only to return to its rich golden tones for autumn. Coupled with abundant rosy-orchid blooms and vigorous yet compact growth, The Rising Sun™ is an absolute essential for the sunny garden.
Bunchberry : Cornus canadensis, the Bunchberry Dogwood, is a low-growing perennial that spreads by rhizomes that creep just under the soil surface. It has one or two whorls of leaves at the top of each stem, topped in late spring with showy white bracts surrounding a cluster of tiny flowers. The four white "petals" are actually not part of the flower at all, they are white bracts. There is a greenish cluster of flowers in the center of the four white bracts.

In late summer clusters of vivid red berries replace the flowers for a second season of interest. Birds such as Spruce Grouse and Warbling Vireo eat these berries and help to distribute seeds to new locations. Moose are also fond of them, though most people find them bland.
Allegheny Spurge : American Pachysandra, commonly known as Allegheny Spurge, is far more gardenworthy than the ubiquitous Japanese type, yet it is not found nearly often enough in our gardens. Evergreen in mild climates, beautifully variegated, drought-tolerant, and slowly naturalizing, it is a valuable ground cover for any shady garden spot.
Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' : Simply the best Ajuga for midnight-dark foliage, rich blue blooms, and great adaptability to varying soils and moisture levels, Black Scallop is a stunning groundcover for the garden floor or container. Its foliage is oversized, its habit very low and mat-forming, and its maintenance low.

Will you have X? (naming a specific plant)
YES, we will have that or something very similar to it. Come to the sale; you’ll be sure to find what you want. There will be a huge selection.

Will there be lots to choose from during the Public Hours?
YES! There will be thousands of first-rate plants; we're constantly replenishing our stock, but for the BEST selection--come to the Preview Party, or join and come to the Members hours.

How do I pay? Can I use credit cards?
All major credit cards, cash, or checks are accepted in the main Plant Sale area--i.e. the plants offered by Tower Hill; however many of the specialty vendors and plant societies cannot accept credit cards, so be prepared with cash or check.

What about the Preview Party and Members Only Hours?
The Preview Party is a ticketed event ($35 Members/$45 Non-members) that takes place on Friday night, May 31, at 5:30 pm. Only persons who purchase a ticket may buy plants that evening, and also enjoy delicious food from Pepper's Fine Catering. Participating vendors will also sell plants and garden accessories on Friday night, and special guest Roger Swain will hold a question & answer session.

On the day of the Plant Sale, Saturday, June 1, only Tower Hill Members may buy from 9am-11am, but you can join the Garden on the spot (annual membership starts at $55) and gain 9am admission. The general public will be allowed entry at 11am, and non-members will pay a $5 per car entrance fee.