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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.

Friday, May 1, 2020
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