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Lewis Ginter Spring PlantFest
Plant Sale

PlantFest is rain or shine and is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden! No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden

Friday, April 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items.  Plus, this is a great chance to get all your gardening questions answered.
Presented by Garden volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s educational mission.

********If attending PlantFest, please wear a mask; all vendors, volunteers and customers will be required to wear face-coverings. Disposable masks will be available at our 3 entry points for any guest who needs one. We will be practicing physical distancing. Due to COVID, credit cards are the preferred method of payment, however, most vendors will also take cash. 

***Please note we will not have a plant holding area this year, so bring your wagon!


Friday, April 30, 2021
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Event Details

PlantFest Haul from the Members Only Plant Sale

    • Because it is located in the parking lot, there is no admission fee or tickets required for PlantFest. However, if you wish to visit the Garden, timed tickets are required.
    • Be sure to visit the Garden Shop for outdoor pots and statuary, a variety of special gardening tools, gardening books, and decorative accessories. Members receive a 15 percent discount during PlantFest!  
    • The Ginter’s Greatest tent takes credit cards. Some, but not all of the vendors take credit cards.


2021 Participating vendors:

580Pottery, LLC – Handmade on a potter’s wheel – hanging & tabletop ceramic planters

A Wise Gardener – Unique garden flora and natives including trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and annuals

Acer Acres Inc. – Diverse Virginia grown Japanese Maples

Deb’s Daylilies – Daylilies, annuals & shrubbery

Down the Garden Path Ltd – New, antique & vintage home and garden items not usually found in retail stores (Twine holders, iron shears, birdfeeders, etc.)

Early Dawn Dairy, Inc. – Composted cow manure; hanging baskets

East Coast Honey – Local honey, raw unfiltered, all natural that is sourced in Powhatan County, VA

English Acres Nursery – Annuals, perennials, herbs, pillows & wreaths, hanging baskets, vegetable plants & shrubs

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

Espresso-A-Go-Go – Coffee, espresso, smoothies, pastries & light salads

Evergreen Lavender Farm – Three species of lavender: angustifolia, x-intermedia, and stoechas with various cultivars of each. Soap, spray, lotions, culinary lavender, dried bouquets & loose, plus herb in handmade pottery with a focus on cocktail gardening.

Forrest Green Farm LLC – Culinary & medicinal herb plants, flower plant starts, vegetable plant starts, shrubs & trees, herbal teas, dips & seasonings

Fox’s Garden – Saplings, seedlings, cards, fresh & dried herbs, succulents, seeds; Mother’s Day botanical gifts

Full Pocket Farm – Locally grown succulents & hand crafted containers.

Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC – Native Virginia plants, perennials, shrubs & milkweeds

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

Ginter’s Greatest – Plants grown and handmade gardening aprons by LGBG volunteers

Herb Angel – Eclectic array of interesting plants, small batch herbal products & naturally dyed silk scarves

Hill House Farm & Nursery – U.S. native plants, mostly of the Mid-Atlantic region, including perennials, shrubs, vines, ferns & grasses/sedges

Lewis Ginter Education: Library – An assortment of garden related books

Lewis Ginter Education: Watershed Awareness – A watershed is defined as an area of land that drains all of the precipitation to a common body of water, like a river, stream or bay. Stop by the LGBG Education Booth to discover how plants play a vital role in keeping pollutants out of the water we use!


Moose Hill Worm Farm – Worm castings & merchandise (totes & t-shirts); Baby blankets, towels, bibs, burp pads, wash cloths & more

Morningside Farm & Nursery – Many varieties of herbs; large selection of perennials including many native & pollinators plants; tender succulents & unusual annuals

Mr. Leonard’s Sharpening Service – On-site sharpening of knives, scissors & hand garden tools.

Nickolai Walko – Hand-cut tape art pieces on panels of wood and prints of originals.

Pine Knot Farm – Hellebores & ferns

PlantSmart – Hostas & other shade perennials

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

Radical Roots Organic Farm – Certified organic vegetables, culinary & medicinal herbs & fruiting shrubs, featuring 20 different heirloom tomatoes, 7 kinds of basil & 10 varieties of peppers

Red Root & Co – Culinary, beverage, health & wellness products crafted in herbalist tradition.  Syrups, shrubs, oxymels, tonics & bitters

Roots & Blooms, LLC – Potted re-blooming bearded irises & companion perennials

Shade Metal – Botanical jewelry – species specific castings in silver & gold

Vera’s Vittles Seasonings – Organic, GMO & salt free blended spices mixes. Use as rubs, marinades or as baked on flavor.

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program – Plant Virginia Natives Campaign: Will distribute & provide information about the campaign, including a pledge banner and decals.

Virginia Master Naturalist – Riverine Chapter – Environmental Education / Outreach display with information for adults and children.

Wandering Cow Farm – Farm made natural soaps, lotions, bath & body products. Wool, yarn felt animals, fused glass & more

Winding Brook Farm – Japanese maples, Arborvitaes & shade trees


Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy!

PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale