Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2020

October Santa Clara CNPS Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale: Order Online by October 15 Virtual Nursery Tour October 10
No-Contact Order Pickup October 17
In May, we moved our nursery sales online with limited delivery-only service. Fall planting season is rapidly approaching, and we want to make it easier for everyone to buy plants. Our nursery is too small for safe in-person shopping, so for our fall sale this year, we’ll stay online but will provide scheduled no-contact order pick-up on October 17. If our pickup times fill up for October 17, we will open up another pickup day.

Rather than lining up early on sale day, you’ll now be able to browse our selection from the comfort of your home, make your purchases and then choose a time to come by and have plants loaded into your vehicle. We’ll be kicking off the online sale at the live Going Native Garden Tour (GNGT) Session on Saturday, October 10, where we’ll have a tour of the nursery followed by Q & A with nursery staff. Bring those questions you’d ask if you were shopping in the nursery, and we’ll do our best to help you!

Since our Fall Sale has always been a tremendous volunteer teamwork effort as well as a resource for socializing and learning about native plants and gardening, please keep these important differences from previous sales in mind:

  1. Orders must be placed online in advance of pickup. We will not be able to accommodate browsing or pickup day purchases.
  2. We will not be able to provide entry to Hidden Villa to anyone who has not pre-ordered and scheduled a pick- up time. There will be no access to the nursery itself on the pickup day.
  3. Customers will not be allowed to park or leave their vehicles. You will need to arrange space in your vehicle for plants to be loaded into your vehicle before arriving.
  4. Please do not bring boxes for your plants. Orders will be boxed ahead of time.

After your order is processed you will receive a message with detailed instructions about the pickup process. CNPS volunteers will be at the ready in the pickup area to load your pre-ordered plants into your vehicle. We want everyone to stay safe, so all volunteers will be socially distancing and wearing masks.

Our online store will be available for delivery sales through the end of September. It will be closed from October 1 to October 9 while we prepare for the sale. The store will be open for orders immediately after the October 10 GNGT session. Orders for pickup on October 17 must be placed by the end of the day on Thursday, October 15.

Visit the store here: california-native-plant-society-santa- clara-valley-chapter.square.site

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation, patience and patronage as we navigate these challenging times!


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