Please take note of the varying event times for each day.

Open to Public

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
Museum admission to museum not required to attend Plant Sale

Members Only

  • Friday, April 12, 2019, 4-7 p.m.*

*Memberships will be available for purchase at the Members-Only Presale or online before the event by clicking here. The Heard Museum Members-Only Presale is reserved for those persons with current Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary memberships only. Guests may not be admitted.

We are located at 1 Nature Place, McKinney, Texas 75069 (Collin County). For directions, click here

For 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. 

Volunteers from the Native Plant Society of Texas Collin County Chapter and the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalists will be available to help you select your new plants. 

McKinney Monarch InitiativeAt a Glance

  • Native plants
  • Hard-to-find herbs
  • Well-adapted plants
  • Native milkweed plants
  • Nectar plants for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators
  • All sales tax-free
  • Free parking
  • Admission to museum not required to attend Plant Sale
  • Get free information about the available plants 
  • Guests welcome to bring their own cart
  • Proceeds benefit the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Watch for the 2019 plant list!

About Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is located in McKinney, Texas (Collin County). The Heard was founded in 1967 by Bessie Heard. Miss Heard was 80 years old when she saw the need to preserve a place where future generations could experience nature. Today, the Heard's mission of bringing nature and people together to discover, enjoy, experience, restore, and preserve our priceless environment is carried out through education, particularly of young people, which emphasizes an appreciation of nature and its conservation. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To learn more about the Heard, click here.

*Please note that the reciprocal admission agreement (click here for guidelines) that the Heard has with Perot Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Nature & Science and ASTC Passport Program participants does not apply to education programs or special events.

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