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Member ShopFest
Weekend & MakerFest

Friday, November 13, and Saturday, November 14 from 4-8 p.m.

Timed tickets required; Admission is $7 (includes a drink coupon and a free shopping tote). Please note this is a separately ticketed event and does not include admission to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights.  

We love our members and Members ShopFest Weekend is a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping — with special discounts for members only on Friday and Saturday evening. Each $7 ticket includes a free drink coupon and a free shopping tote! Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be available. Prepurchased tickets with set arrival time are required to attend. 

With 20% off of all purchases for members, this is your biggest discount of the year! Members, please show your membership card at checkout for the discount.

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Friday, November 13, 2020 - Saturday, November 14, 2020
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Details

Members ShopFest Weekend in the Garden Shop

During this special event, Garden members receive 20% off purchases in the Garden Shop (with member ID).

Plus MakerFest!

Visit local artists and vendors on-site both days displaying their crafted goods.
Shopping for treasures in the Garden Shop


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