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Lewis Ginter Spring PlantFest
Plant Sale

This event is now canceled.

PlantFest is rain or shine! No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden

Friday, May 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 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, join us for live music, a festive atmosphere and a chance to get all your gardening questions answered.
Presented by Garden volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s educational mission.

Watch our PlantFest video to learn more.

Start:
Friday, May 1, 2020
End:
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Event Details

PlantFest Haul from the Members Only Plant Sale

  • Hourly give-a-ways during the plant sale
  • Children’s activities
  • 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.

2020 Participating vendors:

 

A Wise Gardener – Unique garden flora, woody trees & shrubs including native plants

Acer Acres Inc. – Diverse Virginia grown Japanese Maples

All-Farm Organics – 12lb bags & 12″x12″x12 boxes of high potency compost.  Can be used alone as superior potting soil.

Bees & Beetles – Native plants, annuals, perennials, shrubs, small trees, herbs, hanging baskets, succulent planters, vegetable plants

Blue Studio Pottery – Terracotta flower pots, wall plaques, wind-chimes & birdhouses – all handmade

Dominion Energy Green Power – is a way for Dominion customers to support local & regional, independently-owned wind, solar & biomass projects through their utility bill.  Not only is it great for the environment, but a customer can reduce their electric based carbon footprint while directly supporting the development of renewable energy projects in our area

Down the Garden Path – New, antique & vintage items for home & garden. (ex. twine holders, iron shears, herb markers, iron bird feeders & birdhouses, glass cloches & bell jars, & more)

English Acres Nursery – Annuals, herbs, vegetable plants, wreaths, hanging baskets & potted planters

Espresso A Go-Go Catering – Espresso drinks, coffee, lavender lemonade, pastries, egg salad & chicken salad

Evergreen Lavender Farm – Lavendula angstifolia & x-intermedia cultivars; loose lavender; soaps; sprays; essential oil; lotions / butters; culinary lavender

Forest Lane Botanicals – Distinctive perennials, shrubs & small trees  Carnivorous plants – pitcher plants & flytraps; Natives

Forrest Green Farm LLC – Culinary & medicinal herb plants, heirloom flowers & vegetable plant starters; herbal teas, dip, seasoning & other herbal products

Garden Gate Landscape & Design– Native Virginia plants; a good mix of perennials, shrubs & trees

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

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

Hill House Farm & Nursery – US Native plants; perennials, shrubs, vines, ferns & grasses/sedges – for creating habitat in the landscape & harmonious gardens

Kino Alpaca Criations – Gloves, sweaters, scarves, socks & dryer balls made from Alpaca fleece

Lewis Ginter Children’s Garden – Children’s activity

Lewis Ginter Library – Book sale

Moose Hill Worm Farm – Worm poop & mechandise (totes & t-shirts); baby blankets, towels, bibs & more

Morningside Farm & Nursery – Many varieties of herbs, perennials & native perennials; succulents & houseplants

Music – Music by local artist

Pine Knot Farm – Hellebores

PlantSmart – Hostas & other shade perennials

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

Red Root & Co – Culinary, cocktail, health & wellness products crafted in herbalist tradition.  Handcrafted syrups, shrubs, oxymels, tonics & bitters, highlighting unique flavors, qualities & nutrients

Reedy Creek Environmental – Native plants of local eco-type (Richmond Metro Area); mixture of forbs, grasses, shrubs & small trees

Richmond Area Daylily Society – Daylilies

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

Shade Metals – Botanical jewelry-species specific castings in silver & gold

Spring Thyme Nursery – Herbs & annuals

Vera’s Vittles Seasonings – Organic salt free seasoning blends & other related type gifts

Virginia Master Naturalist – Riverine Chapter – Informative booth about creating a backyard habitat utilizing native plants & hands on activity for the children’s

Wandering Cow Farm – Natural soaps, lotions, bug repellent, glass art wool & more

Wood Thrush Natives – Rare & unusual native plants of the Appalachian mountains & surrounding regions.

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy!

PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale