Members ShopFest Weekend in the Garden Shop
During this special event, Garden members receive 20% off purchases in the Garden Shop (with member ID).
Visit local artists and vendors on-site both days displaying their crafted goods.
Norma Geddes of Geddes Glass
Norma Geddes is a local Richmond artist specializing in stained glass. She uses various techniques to create unique pieces for both display and functional use. She often pairs stained glass with found sea glass to create an original design. Her artwork can be found in various galleries all over Virginia, including the Crossroads Art Center here in Richmond. See her work and learn more.
Minda’s Cherith Brook Design
This business was born from the desire to stop the sex trafficking of children and to empower women to start micro-economic projects. Beautiful tie-dye apparel, butterfly wing earrings, and delicate scarves are just some of the products Minda offers. Learn more about Minda’s offerings on Facebook.
Nancy Sowder of The Clay Lotus
Nancy Sowder received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree at the University of Alabama, and her Masters of Fine Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her pottery is colorful and inviting, with lots of detail and natural inspiration. She is local to Richmond but displays her art at shows all over Virginia. See Nancy Sowder’s clay art.
Laura Flournoy of Flowernoy Farm
You may recognize visitor center associate Laura Flournoy as one of the friendly faces who greets you when you visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, but you may not know that Laura also has an exceptional eye for capturing beauty — in floral arrangements, drawing, and photography. Flowernoy Farm is an extension of Laura’s passion for growing, preserving and sharing all things floral. If you love a perfectly crafted flower bouquet handpicked and brought in straight from the garden, you’ll appreciate a visit to Laura’s booth where you will find a collection of art that starts in the garden and transforms into beautiful wall hangings, notecards and photographs.
Peggy Marshall Jewelry
Peggy Marshall is a regional artist based out of Fredericksburg, VA. She creates bold statement pieces from polymer clay that are surprisingly light as a feather! Peggy Marshall’s jewelry never lacks for color and can brighten up any outfit. She uses a special clay practice called “caning” to create a log of clay that can be sliced to reveal the intricate design in the center. Each slice then becomes a bead and helps to create the funky patterns and textures in Peggy’s jewelry. Her pieces can be found here at the Garden Shop at Lewis Ginter, or at Posh, a small boutique located in Gordonsville, VA.
Maureen and Rebecca Worth of Sylvan Spirit
Maureen and Rebecca Worth of Sylvan Spirit are a mother-daughter duo who have been designing and creating jewelry together since the 1980s. They draw inspiration from their surroundings in the Shenandoah Valley and have many wonderful botanical themed designs. The Sylvan Spirit brand also works closely with many charitable organizations, helping to raise awareness for child abuse prevention, dyslexia, and the MLK Foundation and others.
A portion of the proceeds of the sales from these vendors goes to support the Garden’s educational mission