Find rare blooms at the Friends of the Conservatory Plant Sale

James Whetzel buys an orchid at a previous Friends of the Conservatory plant sale

Mark your calendar for the Friends of the Conservatory Spring Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, on the lawn outside of the Volunteer Park Conservatory (1400 East Galer St.).

The Spring Plant Sale features unique tropicals, orchids and rare cacti that are similar to the plants that grow in the Conservatory.

A percentage of the Spring Plant Sale proceeds directly support the displays and collections and the remainder support the Friends of the Conservatory and the group’s educational programming.

Plenty of free parking is available.

If you have questions, please email

More information can be found online at

Friends of the Conservatory members may start shopping at 9 a.m. and will receive a 10 percent discount. To become a member, please visit