Rain Garden Plant Sale


Our Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale is closed! 

Sign up for our newsletter to find out when our summer/fall sale opens.

If you purchased plants, your purchase helped break our all-time record for plants sold. Thank you!  Collectively, the native plants from this Spring's sale will be able to collect over 100,000 gallons of water when it rains! 

Look for an email with details regarding your pick-up date.

Order numbers 1249 - 1601 pick-up on June 12th. Sign up here for pick-up time.

Order numbers 1602 - 1959 pick-up on June 26th. Sign up here for pick-up time. 


Unfortunately, we will be unable to accommodate changes to your assigned pick-up date.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND, WE NEED TO HAVE 2 DIFFERENT PICK-UP DATES. If you ordered your plants prior to March 26th (Order # 1249 - 1601),  your pick-up date will be June 12th. If you order your plants on March 27th through April 8th (Order # 1602-1959) your pick-up will be either June 26th. Check your email for your plant pickup date.


Plant Sale Details:

The MMSD Rain Garden Plant Sale provides Milwaukee area residents access to native plants at a reduced price;  up to a 50% discount compared to retail prices. It is a pre-order sale, which is "open" in January-early April each year. Once plants are ordered the greenhouse, Agrecol, grows them and then delivers them to our downtown Headquarters for pickup by you. When possible, we also have a Fall plant sale open in August with pickup in September.

Plant info:

Plants are sold in bundles of 4; each plant's container is 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5 " (length x width x height/depth);  one bundle of 4 plants costs $10.00, $2.50 per plant unless otherwise noted. 

If you ordered plants and can't remember their characteristics check out the Spring Species List 2021 or the Pocket Garden Kit List

Want to learn more?:

Watch one of our recorded rain garden workshops (see below) or use the contact us form to submit a question regarding your plant questions.

Recent workshop recordings:

  • February 25. Virtual Rain Garden Webinar with Gardening Expert, Melinda Myers. Watch the recording here.
  • March 13:  Virtual rain garden workshop.  Watch the recording here.
  • March 24: Virtual Webinar "How to Select Rain Garden Plants" with Gardening Expert, Melinda Myers. Watch the recording here.

Important Dates to Remember::

  • Saturday, June 12th, 2021 - Order # 1249 - 1601: Plant order pick-up for early orders (orders placed prior to March 26th,)
  • Saturday, June 26th, 2021 - Order # 1602-1959: Plant order pick-up for later orders (orders placed on or after March 27th)

 Who can order:

Any private property owner, local non-profit group, or municipality can purchase plants. Plants cannot be purchased for resale. If you are unsure of your status or have other questions, please contact us using the contact us form

To receive future notifications on MMSD plant sales and workshops, sign up for our Fresh Coast News email list.

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