UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco
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UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco

Plant Sales



Did you miss our Spring Garden Market sale? No worries! We are holding a Last-Chance Plant Sale on April 8 in Redwood City. Details here.

Our 8th annual Spring Garden Market is shaping up to be our biggest and best event yet! This is the UCCE Master Gardener Program of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties’ signature plant sale and market, where we’ll have over 5,000 vegetable plants and herb starts for you to choose from to get your home garden started. There will be educational tables to help you select the best plants for your garden, and we’ll provide tips on how best to plant, grow and care for your new seedlings. 

On sale day, arrive early to discover a unique variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,herbs, and other vegetables and flowers that have been expertly selected and grown for you. Our knowledgeable UC Master Gardener growers have painstakingly chosen plant varieties that thrive in our climate, ensuring that you’ll have a productive and flourishing garden this year.


Bay Area Climate Zones

The Bay Area consists of vastly difference climate zones throughout the region. To help understand the different growing conditions, the UC division of Agriculture and Natural Resources identified three zones: A, B and C. When you arrive at the Spring Garden Market, find your city on our Bay Area Microclimate Chart and note the color of your zone. Select plants with the sticker color that matches your zone color for the best results for your garden. For more information, click here.

A = Hot = red: warm-hot summers and cool winters; least coastal influence

B = Sunny = yellow: transitional zone: warm sunny summers and mild winters; some coastal influence

C = Foggy = blue: the coastal climate dominates with colder and foggier summers, and mild winters without frost



Our Spring Garden Market will be held on April 1, 2017, at the San Mateo County Event Center, Sequoia Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Parking is free for the event; the entrance is located on 2495 South Delaware Street (the West Parking Lot--Jockey Club Entrance--Gate 13). Please bring a bag or a box in which to carry your healthy plants home, as well as cash or checks (no credit / debit cards) as payment.

Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to join you at this fun and informative can’t-miss Master Gardener event. See you there – and happy spring gardening!

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