Plant sale will be held on October 9, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until we sell out! Come early for the best selection, and contact email@example.com at least three weeks prior to the sale if you'd like to pre-order.
Florafest will be back at the usual location, at the UGLC Plaza on the UTEP campus. The UGLC plaza is located between the Centennial Museum and the UGLC. The entrance is on University Ave, and the exit and plant loading zone is on Wiggins Way.
Free parking for this event will be available at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage. We recommend parking there while you browse the sale, and then you can leave your plants in the “plant parking” spot while you bring your vehicle to the loading zone in front of the UGLC. Volunteers will be available to help you load your vehicle.
We will have a limited number of wagons available, so strongly encourage shoppers to bring their own if possible.
We will only be accepting credit cards. No cash or personal checks. Plant prices range from $8 for most of the 1-gallon sizes to $25-40 for the 5-gallon sizes. Some larger plants and specialties might be more expensive.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that shoppers, staff, and volunteers wear face coverings while at the plant sale. We will have hand sanitizer available at multiple locations.
Plants for Sale
The plant list for this Fall FloraFest can be accessed by clicking HERE.
If there is something that you are looking for specifically, such as larger trees or shrubs, or are looking to place a larger order, please contact Kevin Floyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) before September 24th.
We have all the volunteers that we need for this plant sale! Please check back in March 2022 for information about volunteering for our spring plant sale.
We always need lots of help from volunteers to make our plant sales successful!
Volunteers receive a 10% discount on plants. We are strongly encouraging volunteers to come to our pre-sale on Friday Oct 8th from 4:00-6:00 pm.
There will be two training sessions that will last about one hour. Volunteers only need to attend one. They are scheduled for Saturday, Oct 2nd at 9 am and Tuesday, Oct 5th at 6 pm.
Volunteers are needed on:
- Thursday, Oct 7th, from 6:30 am until around 10 am to help unload plants from the delivery truck.
- Friday, Oct 8th, from 9 am until noon and/or from noon until 3 (two shifts) to help with getting everything ready for the sale day.
- Saturday, Oct 9th, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm and/or from noon until 4:00 pm to help with the sale. There are several jobs available, briefly described below.
Purveyor: Assists customers with selections, help with sales, show people where to go
Plant parking: Assists customers with labeling their plants, watch over plants until they are retrieved
Cashiers and line walkers: Assists customers getting in check-out line, getting plants ready for sales ticket, totals sale tickets, runs credit cards
Wagon master and entrance/exit monitor: Assists customers loading their vehicles (not required to lift the plants), returns wagons to the entrance, greets customers, answers basic questions, checks sales receipts
Volunteer check-in: Helps the volunteers sign in, gives out vests, answers volunteer questions
Plant pro: Experience with native plants required! Answers plant selection and care questions.