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Lewis Ginter Spring PlantFest
Plant Sale

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

Members-only pre-sale Thursday, May 2, 4 – 7 p.m.;  Friday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, 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 3, 2019
End:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Event Details

PlantFest Haul from the Members Only Plant Sale• Exclusive, Members only pre-sale Thursday, May 2,  4 – 7 p.m. 
• Hourly give-a-ways during the plant sale
• Children’s activities
• Not a member? Join Now

Be sure to Visit our 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.

Ginter’s Greatest plants: To see a list of plants that will be for sale in Ginter’s Greatest tent, check out our 2019 Spring Plant Inventory (PDF).

Registered Vendors:

A Wise Gardener – Native plants & unique garden flora

Ace Center @ Hermitage High (Greenhouse & Landscape Classes) – Premium assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs & vegetables

Acer Acres Inc – Container Japanese Maples

Bees & Beetles – Herbs, hanging baskets, native perennials & shrubs; annuals, patio pots, succulents, succulent combo gardens

(NEW) Clementine Porcelain – Pottery with & without plants

Country Gardens – Perennials, herbs, flowering shrubs – natives; lots of the newest & heirloom plants including Managaves – dwarf peony

Deb’s Daylilies – Daylilies, annuals, potting station – kids pot a plant for free to take home

Dominion Energy Green Power – Educating & enrolling customers into the D.E. Green Program, support local & regional renewable energy projects

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

English Acres Nursery – Annuals, perennials, vegetable plants; honey & garden signs

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

Espresso-A-Go-Go – Espresso, coffee, smoothies, sweets, chicken salad & egg salad

Expert Metalworks – Metal home & garden art.  Eucalyptus plants (if ready)

Forest Lane Botanicals – Distinctive perennials for sun & shade; Japanese maples; native azaleas, shrubs, small trees & carnivorous plants

Forrest Green Farm LLC – Culinary & medicinal herb plants, heirloom vegetables & flower plants, dried herbal teas, dip, seasonings & more

GaGa’s Garden – Plants, garden art, glass flowers, fountains, bird feeders, planting containers & pots

Garden Gate Landscape & Design – Native perennials, shrubs & trees.  Also other plants for pollinators

Garner’s Produce – Seasonal fruits & vegetables; herbs, flowers, vegetable plants & hanging baskets

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

Ginter’s Greatest – Plants grown by LGBG volunteers. Potting bench raffle

Henrico County Master Gardeners – Plant clinic; answer Horticulture related questions & promote extension services; children’s activity on Sat.

Herb Angel – Small batch, seasonally inspired herbal products & an array of interesting plants

Hill House Farm and Nursery – U.S. native plants – primarily Mid-Atlantic species including perennials, shrubs, vines, grasses, sedges & ferns

King of Pops – Individual packaged ice pops

Local Area Master Gardeners – Master Gardener information Center

Meadowview Biological Research Station – Bog plants – pitcher plants, fly traps & associated flora

Moose Hill Worm Farm – Organic worm castings, associated totes & tees

Morningside Farm & Nursery – Herbs, perennials (native & non-native), succulents, special annuals

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

(NEW) Nature By Design – Neonicotinoid-free native trees, shrubs, perennials & vines

Old Tavern Farm – Naturally grown vegetable plants, herbs & flowers; with a focus towards heirloom & native varieties; soaps, balms, etc

Pine Knot Farm – Hellebores

(NEW) Plant By Design Native Nursery – Native plants: perennials & shrubs native to our region (RVA)

PlantSmart – Hostas & other shade perennials

Plants with Purpose Farm – Edible landscape plants such as blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, grape, fig, kiwi & elderberry in 1 & 2 gallon containers

Poplar Ridge Nursery – Ornamental grasses, perennials, flowering shrubs; dahlias, vegetables & herbs

Radical Roots Organic Farm – Certified organic vegetables herbs, fruiting shrubs, 20 different heirloom tomatoes, 5 varieties of basil & more

Reedy Creek Environmental – Native plants of local ecotype; grasses, forbs, shrubs & trees

Richmond Area Daylily Society – Daylilies

Richmond Horticulture Association – Perennials, small trees, shrubs & more

Roots & Blooms – Potted re-blooming irises, herbaceous peonies & companion perennials

(NEW) Seven Bends Nursery – Native plants – perennials mostly, annual flowers; food starts to herbs; garden decorations

Sew Beautiful Baby – Handmade baby blankets & hooded towel sets from all natural cotton fabrics, packaged with an environmentally friendly re-purposed book

Shade Metals – Botanical jewelry made from wax cravings, 3D printing and casting of living plant material

(NEW) Spring Thyme Nursery – Herbs, annuals & hanging baskets

(NEW) The Painted Garden – Hand-painted slates w/ display stands – floral & pet series.  Personalized during show hours

Tricycle Gardens – Vegetable, fruit, herb, ginger & turmeric starts all biologically grown; vermicompost

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

Virginia Master Naturalists (Riverine Division) – Informative booth about creating a backyard habitat utilizing native plants

Wandering Cow Farm – Farm made soap, lotion, yarn, wool, fiber art, sun-catchers, glass art, wicker baskets, bird feeders & birdhouses

Wood Thrush Natives – Quart & gallon sized native plants

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy! PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale