Annual Plant Sales

2020 Holiday Plant and Craft Sale

October 22, 2020

The Holiday Plant and Craft Sale is approaching! During this challenging time, we will be making some changes to the format of the sale.

  • All visitors will be required to register ahead of time for a specific 45-minute time slot (see below).
  • The plant sale will occur over the course of three days (Thursday, Nov. 19th – Saturday, Nov. 21st),
  • In accordance with UH Mānoa COVID-19 guidelines, all customers attending the sale will be required to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and assess their health status prior to attending the sale.

See our homepage for information to sign up to attend the plant sale! Registration opens to the general public at 4 pm on Friday, October 23! 


Holiday Plant and Craft Sale event details

October 22, 2020

Below, please find event details from Horticulture Manager Tim Kroessig about the Holiday Plant and Craft Sale!

Holiday wreath by Hui Hana Lei

Holiday wreath by Hui Hana Lei

It’s that time of year again when the Horticulture Dept. is gearing up for our Holiday Plant and Craft Sale. However, in order to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff during this challenging time we will be making some changes to the format of the sale. To minimize the number of people attending the sale at any one time, and allow for social distancing, all visitors will be required to register ahead of time for a specific time slot. In addition, we will hold the sale over the course of three days (Thursday, Nov. 19th – Saturday, Nov. 21st), as opposed to our typical single day. This will allow us to stagger visitation and eliminate the need for shuttles, or off-site parking, and provide sufficient spots in our main parking lot for all registered visitors. Each registration will provide access for one vehicle and attendance of up to four people from the same household. Customers will have 45 minutes to browse the sale, select their favorite plants and crafts, and then complete purchases. In accordance with UH Mānoa COVID-19 guidelines, all customers attending the sale will be required to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and assess their health status prior to attending the sale. We have also decided to limit the number of participating vendors, close the Visitor Center facilities, and limit the sale venue to outdoor areas. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and continued support, and feel confident that with these changes we can hold a safe and successful plant sale in the November.   

Kokiʻo keʻokeʻo

Here at Lyon we understand the challenges that the pandemic has brought many of you over the last +6 months and we want to do everything that we can to help support our community. Gardening and caring for house plants has given many people an opportunity to relieve stress, and to feel a sense of accomplishment and optimism. That’s why we are excited to be offering so many interesting, unique, and useful plants to the community through our upcoming sale. Some of the plants you can expect to find at our sale in November include “house plants” (Philodendron, Hoya, Anthurium, Calathea, Monstera, and Begonia), edibles (herbs, citrus, cacao, miracle berry, vanilla orchid, fruit trees), ornamentals (Gardenia, ti (Cordyline), bat flower, assorted vines (including blue jade), pua keni keni, gingers, and Heliconia), natives (ʻōhiʻa, Hibiscus, koʻokoʻolau (Bidens spp.), mamaki, koa, and hōʻawa), carnivorous plants, hanging baskets, and succulents. The Hui Hana volunteer group will also be offering their hand-made dried holiday wreaths and arrangements for sale in order to help support Lyon. Finally, a note that we will do our best to stagger our sale inventory over the duration of the 3-day sale so everyone who registers has a chance to purchase most of what they are looking for!

Be on the lookout for more details in the coming weeks on how to register, any updates as the situation continues to evolve, and opportunities to help support Lyon through these challenging times.  Mahalo and see you soon! 


Contact

Questions about registering to attend the plant sale should be directed to our Main Office at (808) 988-0456. The Main Office can also be contacted if you require assistance to access the information on this page.

Other questions regarding Lyon Arboretum plant sales can be directed to the Horticulture Department at (808) 988-0472.