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Lewis Ginter
Fall PlantFest

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.

Friday, September 18, 2020
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Event Details

Fall Plant Sale volunteer with Fall is for Planting sign

Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

No admission fee required for PlantFest; regular admission to visit the Garden

Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting! Lewis Ginter Fall PlantFest (formerly the Fall Plant Sale) features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy!

Check back for the Ginter’s Greatest tent plant inventory (PDF)

Please support our vendors. A portion of the vendor proceeds is donated to the Garden in order to support the Garden’s mission which is to connect people through plants to improve communities.

Watch our PlantFest video to learn more.

2019 Participating vendors:

A Wise Gardener – Unique flora, trees, shrubs, vines & perennials

Acer Acres – Diverse container Japanese Maples

Bees & Beetles, Inc – Perennials, annuals, native plants, succulent combos, shrubs & more

Central Virginia Iris Society – Irises

Clever Fox Pottery – Functional, hand-built pottery carved with flowers, tree & garden insects

Deb’s Daylilies – Daylilies, mums, fall annuals; Free potting station for children

Dominion Energy Green Power – Educating & enrolling customers into the D.E. Green Program, support local & regional renewable energy projects

Down the Garden Path – New, antique & vintage items for the garden and home

Early Dawn Dairy – Composted cow manure in 1.25 cubic foot bags

East Coast Honey – Locally produced honey

Eqqumarka – Sculptural containers for rare botanic creatures & other sculptures in clay & glass

Espresso-A-Go-Go – Espresso, coffee, smoothies, sweets, chicken salad & egg salad

Expert Metalworks – Metal home & garden art

Forest Lane Botanicals – Distinctive perennials for sun & shade; natives, shrubs, small trees & carnivorous plants

Forrest Green Farm LLC – Culinary & medicinal herbs, flowers, shrubs; heirloom vegetables & flower plants, dried herbal teas, dip, seasonings & more

Garden Gate Landscape & Design – Plants native to VA, including perennials, trees & shrubs; some from locally sourced seed

Gathered Threads – Herbal products – teas, spices, oils, bath salts, sprays & more

Ginter’s Greatest – Plants grown by LGBG volunteers; potting bench raffle

Hanover County Master Gardeners – Plant clinic; answer Horticulture related questions & promote extension services

Harvey Gardens – Home grown gourds crafted into bowls, vases, lamps, birdhouses & feeders; children’s books with backyard garden themes

Herb Angel – Seasonally inspired small batch herbal products and an array of interesting plants

Hill House Farm & Nursery – U.S. native plants – primarily Mid-Atlantic species including perennials, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges & ferns

JiJi Frozen Custard – Frozen custard + toppings

King of Pops – Individual packaged ice pops

Kino Alpaca Criations – Socks, gloves, sweaters, dryer balls & more all made from Alpaca fleece

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Children’s Activity – Sachet making

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Lora Robins Library – Used books, largely pertaining to botany and horticulture; proceeds support the Library

Local Area Master Gardeners – Master Gardener information Center

Meadowview Biological Research Station – Bog plants – pitcher plants, fly traps, shrubs

Moose Hill Worm Farm – Organic worm castings, associated totes & tees; baby blankets, towels & bibs

Morningside Farm & Nursery – Perennials (native & ornamental); herbs; succulents & select houseplants

Mr. Leonard’s Sharpening Service – On-site service while you wait; sharpening of hand garden tools, knives and scissors.

Pine Knot Farm – Hellebores & shade plants

Plants with Purpose Farm – Edible landscape plants such as blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, grape and fig in 2 gallon containers

Poplar Ridge Nursery – Ornamental grasses, perennials & flowering shrubs

Putnam Hill Nursery – Potted perennials for sun & shade; natives & non-natives; ground covers

Rabbit & Wren – Gifts for nature lovers, featuring flora & fauna of VA; hand-sculpted wool felt ornaments; hand printed tea towels, tote bags, notebooks, zipper bags & cards

Reedy Creek Environmental – Native plants of local ecotype (Richmond Metropolitan area); perennial flowers, grasses, ferns, shrubs & trees

Richmond Area Daylily Society – Daylilies

Roots & Blooms – Potted re-blooming bearded irises, bare root herbaceous peony divisions

Shade Metals – Botanical jewelry made from wax cravings, 3D printing and casting of living plant material

The Painted Garden – Hand painted garden slates w/ display stands – floral & pet series. Personalized during show hours.

Vera’s Vittles Seasonings – Salt-free seasoning blends, teas & other related type gifts

Virginia Coastal Zone Management – Plant Virginia Natives Campaign

Wandering Cow Farm – Farm made soap, lotions, bath & body products; glass art, dog toys, wool & yarn felt art & more

Wood Thrush Natives – Native plants

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy! PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale