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6th Annual Open House and Plant Sale

6th Annual Open House and Plant Sale

A bug’s eye view of young plants almost ready for the Central Park Gardens Open House and Plant Sale. Plants will be for sale at stations throughout the garden, where mature specimens of many can be seen. Photo by Willa Pettygrove

Central Park Gardens will host its sixth annual Open House and Plant Sale on Saturday, October 27th from 9 am to 1 pm in conjunction with the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. 

Although a plant sale is a part of every open house, this year’s will be exceptional with unique plant varieties of vegetables, and annual and perennial flowers.

Other event highlights include Master Gardener information booths with eco-friendly and water-saving gardening advice, and information about least toxic pest control from the City of Davis. For young gardeners, Davis Farm to School Connection will be there with a newspaper pot seed-planting activity next to the Bellapede sculpture.

Fall is a great time for planting, and the plant sale of fall vegetables, flowers, herbs, bulbs, and natives will raise much needed funds to benefit garden maintenance.

Central Park Gardens is a volunteer-managed demonstration garden located in Davis Central Park along B Street between 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Davis.  The garden features a variety of themed plantings that demonstrate environmentally-friendly plant choices and gardening practices.  For more information, visit 

The following plants will be available for sale:


Cascadia snap peas

Viroflay spinach

Lavewa spinach

Little Gem lettuce

Buttercrunch lettuce

Rouge d’hiver lettuce

Windsor fava beans

Ruby red chard

Tuscan black kale

Italian red torpedo onion

Stockton early yellow onion



Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii)

Pink California poppy (Eschscholzia californica ‘Rose Chiffon’)

Autumn sage (Salvia greggii ‘Flame’)

Santa Barbara daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus)

Blue shrimp plant (Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’)

Dicliptera (Dicliptera suberecta)

Knautia (Knautia macedonica)

Yellow bulbine (Bulbine frutescens)

Hens and chicks (Echeveria ‘Imbricata’)

Silver stonecrop (Sedum clavatum)




Florence fennel (bulb-form)

Munstead lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’)

German chamomile (Matricaria recutita)

Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Peach Melba nasturtium

Mahogany nasturtium

Greek oregano

Italian parsley



Island pink yarrow (Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’)

Purple haze aster (Aster chilensis ‘Purple Haze’)

Red California poppy (Eschscholzia californica ‘Mikado’)

Spanish love-in-a-mist (Nigella hispanica)

Desert bluebells (Phacelia campanularia)

Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium bellum)

Argentine rain lily (Zephyranthes candida)

Golden bells daffodils (bulbs) (Narcissus ‘Golden Bells’)

Ithuriel’s spear (bulbs) (Triteleia laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’)

Drumstick allium (bulbs) (Allium sphaerocephalon)

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