Van Engelen bulb collage. Permission to use for fundraiser ONLY.
Image by From Van Engelen Website

Shop the 2021 Bulb Sale from August 16 to September 29th!.


2021 Master Gardener Bulb Sale

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:45 PM - 11:45 PM


It's time to order bulbs! These will arrive in October to plant and brighten your spring garden! 

This bulb sale is open for purchases from August 17 to September 29. 

Our Master Gardeners have curated a list of around 40 of their favorite bulbs to span the bulb flowering season, different growing conditions (including deer pressure), and flower colors and sizes that will grow well in Tompkins County. Bulbs are a great way to add spring color to your garden and provide flowers for pollinators.

Top-quality bulbs are from Van Engelen, the wholesale branch of the popular John Scheepers Inc. garden supplier. Contact-free pickup will be in the parking lot of CCE-Tompkins around October , and late October for Amaryllis and Paperwhites. Exact timing will be announced after bulbs are shipped from the supplier.

To help you decide, Master Gardeners have curated this year's list of some of their favorite bulbs they have grown successfully, or think would do well locally. Our selection covers a variety of colors and bloom-times (March to June/July). In addition, there are suggested groupings of bulbs to meet your specific garden needs:

  • Early bloomers
  • Blooms by Month
  • Deer/critter resistant
  • Pollinator favorites
  • Full sun
  • Shade tolerant
  • Naturalizing bulbs

  • Garden Angel Program

    Please consider donating $1 or more  to our Garden Angel Program. Master Gardener Volunteers will provide bulbs to an underserved community in Tompkins County, NY. Each $1 will purchase one bulb to share the joy of flowers and color popping up in the spring! Last year we were able to donate 950 bulbs total to local organizations and communities, including Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Esty Street Garden, the CCE Solidarity Gardens Project, and Longview.

    About Master Gardeners

    For more information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Tompkins County, visit:

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    Margaret Royall
    Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator
    (607) 272-2292 voicemail ext. 146


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    Last updated September 27, 2021