FOC 2014 Fall Plant Sale! – September 13

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Sept. 13th, 2014 – 10am – 3pm

 FOC Members-Only Preview Sale Starts at 9 am! 

The Friends of the Conservatory Fall Plant Sale offers mainly tropical, succulents and cacti for sale; similar to those in the Conservatory! Frequently we offer select plants from the displays and collections for sale.

Our Palm House Gift Shop has a huge sale as well!!! Stop by for the perfect plant and  pot to put it in!

A percentage of our proceeds go directly to support the Gardeners displays & collections, the remainder supports the Friends of the Conservatory and the programming that we offer to the public.

Show up early for best selection!!!

It’s always a great sale – don’t miss it!
Volunteer Park Conservatory – 1400 East Galer Street Seattle, WA 98112
Sale is located on the Dahlia Lawn near the Seattle Asian Art Museum

Plenty of free parking available on-site!

For more information: 206.322.4112 or

Volunteers Needed! 

You may have already volunteered at one of our plant sales*, or, maybe you’ve always wanted to – either way – we would love to have your help with this Autumn sale!

Our plant sales are our biggest money makers of the year, and help with the Conservatory Gardener’s Allocation Fund – meaning more beautiful displays!  As you know, the volunteers really make these sales a success and we are grateful for any help and time you can give us!  Whether you are a morning person, or prefer to show up when the sun is high in the sky, we have a job for you!  :-)

The sale is from (9 for FOC Members) 10 AM – 3 PM, and help is needed before, during and after.

Please email your response, including:

  • Which day you want to help
  • What time you want to arrive and leave
  • What job you prefer

Here are the jobs:

Thursday, September 10th: 

JOBS: plant identification + pricing/labeling (7:30 am to 4:00 pm)This is our biggest pre-sale day with the majority of our plants arriving 1st thing in the morning and tasks continuing throughout the day.  Volunteers should bring comfortable shoes and a lunch.

Saturday, SALE day, September 13th:

JOBSset uptear down; staff the hold section or information table; and the popular “whatever you need.” :)

NOTE:  You are welcome to set your own hours to help, as little or as much as you wish, and request the work you would most like to do.   Set up begins at 7 am, sale help is anywhere between 9 – 3 pm, and tear down starts at 2-ish, as the last customers are leaving.

Any help you can offer is great – it all helps the Conservatory! Thanks again for your offer to help!


Audrey and Rudi

Friends of the Conservatory

Please respond to:

*If you have already signed up for this Fall’s Plant Sale – THANK YOU! – We’ll see you there!!!!

Here are the perks:Sale volunteers get 10% off the price off of their total order. They are also allowed, before the sale begins, to set aside plants they wish to purchase that day!New this Year: FOC Members can shop an hour early! Come at 9 am for the best selection!

Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”

~Sherry Anderson

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