Celebrate the fall with the region’s largest native plant sale!
The UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens will welcome all visitors to a one-day FloraFest 2022 Fall Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (or until they sell out!), Saturday, October 1st, at the UGLC Plaza. Fall is the best time to plant trees, shrubs, and other hardy perennials. During the plant sale visitors can visit with Master Gardeners, horticulturalists, and other plant experts for advice on which plants will do best at their homes.
Learn more about the sale by visiting the FloraFest page (information in Spanish included). Note that volunteers who help with the sale will get a 10% discount on plants.
FloraFest is the only fundraiser for the operations of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, and we appreciate your continued support!
Recommended reading to prepare for shopping at the FloraFest plant sale*:
Ornamental Plants for Far West Texas – Native trees, shrubs, flowering plants, grasses, and succulents with water-use categories.
Chihuahuan Desert Plants – Hundreds of native plants from the Greater Chihuahuan Desert Region, most with photographs and basic information.
El Paso Desert Blooms Water Smart Landscaping Guide – Helpful interactive website by El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU). See “Plants” for plant lists and guided searches with photos. “Gardens” has options for garden photo “tours” and galleries.
*While plants found on these websites are not guaranteed to be at FloraFest, they are representative of the types of native and adapted plants you will find.
Venue: On the UTEP campus, at the UGLC (Undergraduate Learning Center) Plaza. Click here for more information.