It’s garden time—Here’s a list of plant sales to get you started!

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Longer days and more sun means it’s time to start planting. 🌱

Whether you are a seasoned gardener or are wanting to start a modern-day victory garden we’ve compiled a list to of plant sales throughout the metro to help get you going!

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s Spring Plant Sale: Open to the public to shop virtually on Wednesday, April 29, at Curbside pickup will take place Mother’s Day weekend (May 9th & 10th). The sale features 400+ varieties of perennials, annuals, edibles and more!

Iowa Food Cooperative Virtual Plant Sale: Due to COVID we have had to reimagine our annual plant sale. We’ve decided to host a virtual plant sale during our May 7th + May 21st sales cycles! Stock your garden with locally-grown plants! From flowers to herbs to vegetable starts, we’ve got you covered! Members will order through our normal online shopping cart during our sales cycle. 

Wabi Sabi Farm: All On Farm Plant Sales have been canceled for the season. We’re working right now in the greenhouse still to grow plants for sale. Our Online Farm Store is officially open! All plants will be home delivered around May 2nd. We will have already hardened off the plants for you so you can plant them right in your gardens. Order your plants today ! Select the Farmer’s Market Share option to get started.


Nine Square Feet: In light of the current guidelines for social distancing and limited gathering size, we’ve decided to split our annual Plant Swap and Giveaway into two events. First, to hold a very carefully orchestrated plant swap – just for swappers*. Then sometime later in May to distribute excess plants to the community. Although we are still working out all of the details, it’s important for us to know how many swappers would be attending our swap event, now planned for Sat, May 9th in West Des Moines. We have a limited number of slots available and this will be an invitation-only event with specific scheduling of swapping time. Certainly a swap event unlike any other we’ve had. But your safety is our top priority, and we are ready, willing and able to do the extra work to make this happen and keep everyone safe.

*A “swapper” is someone who brings transplants, bulbs or dug perennials to our event to swap for other plant material. We may also be looking for some volunteers to transplant seedlings and care for trays of plants until the swap. These volunteers will be able to “swap” the plants placed in their care. If you want to be added to our email list of swappers, email us at Let us know how you’d like to be involved. We remain hopeful.


Grade A Gardens

1 LARGE SHARE + 12 Items from our PLANT SALE.

Spring Produce (Eggs, Lettuce, Spinach, Beets, Carrots, Radish, Kale, Chard, Collard, Rhubarb, Spring Garlic, and possibly Black Walnut! Boxes will be ready to be picked up at our PLANT SALE – Saturday, May 02! 

We can’t wait to share our beautiful plants with you all, stay tuned for OPENING DAY(May 2nd)!

Reiman Gardens Plant Sale: CANCELLED – Reiman Gardens’ members only sale on Friday, May 8, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Open to the public on Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Balance Autism Farm and Greenhouse: Plant Sale still planned for May. See Facebook for updates. 


Piney Ridge Greenhouse: Special Hours 10am-4pm Monday through Saturday starting April 6th


The Holton Homestead: All plants will be priced at $5 ea, with discounts on multiple (discount to be announced later). They will be available starting Friday April 24th & Saturday April 25th at our farmstand. After that they will be available online for all other delivery options (besides shipping). All plants are potted in a 100% compostable pot. Plant the whole pot in the ground. Easy peasy. 


Butcher Crick Farms: Pick out some amazing heirloom tomato transplants. We deliver and have pick ups in central DSM, Van meter, Waukee or West Des Moines. Plants available starting May 2nd 8am-5pm


Iowa CCI Action Fund Plant Sale Fundraiser: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8 AM – 2 PM Organic veggie starts from several local growers, mostly heirloom varieties. Also, herbs, prairie plants, Iowa wildflowers, and other perennials. Stay tuned and check back for updates – We’ll post how the sale will operate in a way that aligns with public health protocols. We’re considering curbside orders, only having one individual or family shopping at a time…open to ideas! But for now, mark your calendars, invite your friends, and plan to join us for this great community event and fundraiser.

Plant Life Designs Spring Plant Sale Online Only: Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8 AM – 5 PM Kick off the growing season with Plant Life Designs at the 9th Annual Spring Plant Sale! We will be offering many of our plants online and pick up on Saturday May 2nd from 8 – 5 PM of by appointment the following week. Stay tuned as we keep updating our availability. 

Des Moines Public Schools Central Campus Plant Sale: Order online now! We have hanging baskets, bedding plants, vegetables, perennials, a variety of hostas, fruit trees, brambles, evergreen trees, shrubs, shade trees, trellises and planter benches. Call the greenhouse regarding any questions or if you want to place a large order: (515) 242-8363

Know of a plant sale in the Greater Des Moines area but don’t see it on the list? Email and we’ll get it added.  


Joie Probst

Joie Probst

Communications & Outreach Manager