- Oct 15Saturday,9 AM–4 PM
At the ZooDirections
Donate your unwanted plants and we’ll find a new home for them in the Zoo. We accept tropical plants and perennials in containers 12-inches or larger.
Simply bring your plants to the Zoo and look for our horticulture team in the east parking lot. They’ll happily accept your donations there.
Ferns, selloums, and ficus are always popular donations. We cannot accept annuals. Cacti and succulents will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What do we do with all of the donated plants?
Your plants will be used in a variety of places including the Tropics, Downing Gorilla Forest, and KOCH Orangutan and Chimpanzee Habitat. Others might be divided to propagate more plants. Large ficus and hibiscus trees can be used in our winter holding barn for perching birds. Not all plants may be visible to our Zoo guests but they all play an important role in providing exceptional habitats for our animals, especially birds that can’t stay outside during the colder months.