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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, May 5 & Saturday, May 6; 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. Scroll down to see vendors and the list of plants that will be sold in the Ginter’s Greatest tent.


Friday, May 5, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Event Details

PlantFest Haul from the Members Only Plant Sale

    • Because it is located in the parking lot, there is no admission fee for PlantFest. However, if you wish to visit the Garden, you will have to pay admission.  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! Fidos are welcome to attend PlantFest but are not allowed in the Garden. The Ginter’s Greatest tent takes credit cards. Some, but not all of the vendors take credit cards.

Participating Spring Vendors:

Acer Acres – Virginia grown Japanese maples

Bees and Beetles, LLC – Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, native plants, succulents, herbs, foliage arrangements and succulent arrangements

Blossoming Roots Farm and Supply – 2-5 gallon berry plants, starter native flowers and plants, dried flower artwork, flower/pollinator inspired jewelry, pollinator seeds, pressed flower note cards and much more

By Gone Beauties – Two size garden flowers made from depression glass, mounted on copper tubing and copper leaves

Dana DuMont – Eco print and floral batik textures and cards along with garden themed ceramics and earrings

Deb’s Daylilies – Daylilies, perennials and herbs

Doggie Styles by Jeri – Accessories, gift and apparel for dog lovers and their companions; Garden dog cut outs, dog hoodies, collars, mugs and t-shirts

East Coast Honey – Local, raw and unfiltered honey; variety of CBD related products

Espresso-A-Go-Go – Coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, lavender lemonade, pasta and chicken salad lunches

Fleur-de-lis Farms – Garden starters, herbs and flowers

Forrest Green Farm – Medicinal herb, culinary, and vegetable starters, flowers, perennials, fruit, herbal teas, herbal seasonings, herbal body products, our 2 (FGF) books, herb and cookbook, and other herbal products

Full Pocket Farm – Large selection of locally-grown succulents and other hand crafted garden and gift items! FPF provides inclusive opportunities to people with disabilities, and all sales benefit their farm-based horticulture and art programs.

Ginter’s Greatest – Plants grown by our own volunteer corps. Raffling of our custom Geezer made Potting Bench

Good Seed Natives – A native plant nursery located in the city of Richmond, VA, growing plants native to the city and surrounding counties. It is our mission to offer plants native to this area, no cultivars and offer as many local eco-type as possible

Herb Angel – Small batch, seasonal inspired herbal products, naturally dyed textiles and an eclectic array of interesting plants

Hill House Nursery Native Plants – Mid-Atlantic native plants from trees to shrubs to perennials, ferns, grasses and lots of sedges!

Janie’s Things – Dried fruit swags and wreaths

Kino Alpaca Criations – Alpaca products: hats, socks, stuffed animals and more

Monarch Manor Nurseries – Native milkweed species and two tropical varieties

Morningside Farm and Nursery – Mostly self-propagated perennials (Large selection of natives); Lots of different herbs, unusual annuals and tender succulents

Mr. Leonard’s Sharpening Service – On-site sharpening of garden tools, knives and scissors; Drop off sharpening available for electric hedge trimmers.  Any questions call Mr. Leonard at 804-334-2666

Parrallel Nursery, LLC – Native perennial plants from the mid-Atlantic region, sustainably grown, plastic free compostable container, options for mix and match 6-packs

Pine Knot Hellebores – Hellebores, ferns, and other perennials

Plant Ghost – Large variety of perennials, sun and shade, available in two sizes, 1 gallon and 1 quart. Herbs, hanging baskets with annuals and plant related garden accessories.

PlantSmart – Container grown Hostas & other shade perennials

Red Root & Co – Culinary, beverage, health and wellness products crafted in herbalist tradition. Specializing in handcrafted syrups, shrubs, oxymels, tonics and bitters. We highlight unique flavors, quantities and nutrients.

Richmond Area Daylily – Daylilies

Richmond Horticulture Association -Perennials, shrubs and trees; other garden items

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

Sew Beautiful Baby – Baby blankets, towels and gift sets with books

Shade Metals – Gold and silver jewelry that mimics specific species of plants and fungi

Time For Sweets – Baklava, a delicious Greek dessert. It will be packed and wrapped like a box of chocolate, ready to go.

Vera’s Vittles Seasonings – Salt-free seasonings and gifts

Virginia Camellia Society – Information about Camellias and contact information for the new Richmond Camellia club.

Virginia Master Naturalists (Riverine Chapter) – Educational materials on using native plants in gardens, how to attract pollinators, birds and other wildlife to our gardens. There will be activities for children as well.

Wandering Cow Farm – Natural soap and lotion, bath & body products. Wool, yarn felt animals, fused glass and more

Winding Brook Farm – Japanese Maples

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy!

PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale