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

Shop the 2022 Bulb Sale from September 1 to October 1!.


2022 Online Master Gardener Fall Bulb Sale Fundraiser

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 11:45 PM - 11:45 PM

THE CCE Tompkins Master Gardener Volunteer Online BULB SALE FUNDRAISER IS OPEN!

ORDER BY OCTOBER 6th!  Local pickup the first half of October. Plant around October 15, and then enjoy the blooms in spring! 

This is a fundraiser for the CCE Tompkins Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Proceeds will benefit programming such as our Growline, Demo Gardens, Seed to SupperBeautification Brigade, and more!

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. Pickup will be in the parking lot of CCE-Tompkins around October. 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:

  • Blooms by Month
  • Good for bouquets and cuttings
  • Deer/critter resistant
  • Able to force indoors
  • Naturalizing bulbs (will multiply on their own)
  • Pollinator pleasers
  • Shade tolerant

    Thank you for your interest and for supporting our program!

  • 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


    This event is online

    Last updated October 4, 2022