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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 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday, May 14, 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 13, 2022
Saturday, May 14, 2022
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 vendors:

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

Acre Acres – Virginia grown Japanese Maples

Claybrook Pottery – Handmade pottery, including funky planters and garden adornments like ceramic snails and flamingo plant spikes

Deb’s Daylilies – Daylilies, annual and perennials

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

East Coast Honey – Local honey, raw unfiltered, all natural that is sourced in Powhatan County, VA and a variety of CBD products

Eqqumarka – Sculptures in clay and glass; interesting containers with rare plants

Evergreen Lavender Farm – Lavender plant varieties, herbs, pollinator perennials, lavender lotions, sprays, soaps, loose lavender, culinary lavender, teas and pottery

Everything Sweder – Gourds, wood-burned and carved vases, ornaments, etc

Fab Scapes – Native shrubs and perennials

Forrest Green Farm LLC – Culinary and medicinal herbs, Flower and vegetable plant starts, Perennials, Dried herbal teas, sprays and seasonings; African market baskets and herbal books

Full Pocket Farm – Locally grown succulents; Garden ornaments and handcrafts; FPF provides Horticulture & creative art opportunities for neuro-diverse adults

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

Good Seed Natives – Native perennials and shrubs grown from seed or plugs some of which are local RVA ecotype plants.

Henrico County Ext / Master Gardeners: Plant information booth; Children’s activity on Saturday

Herb Angel – Small batch, seasonal inspired herbal products, naturally dyed silk scarves and an assortment of interesting plants

Hill House Nursery – Native plants from trees to groundcovers

Kenkashi Microbes & Medina Mercantile – Liquid microbial concentrate for soil, root and foliar health Bokashi easy compost system/bins & education on techniques; Sustainable market baskets.

Lewis Ginter – Ginter’s Greatest – Plants grown by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (LGBG) Volunteers; Volunteer made butterfly rearing houses and bird houses; “Geezer” made potting bench raffle

Lewis Ginter – Lora Robins Library – Book sale and mobile seed library

Monarch Manor Nurseries – Native milkweed species and annual flowers (Zinnias, Mexican Sunflowers and Black-eyed Susans)

Moose Hill Worm Farm – Worm castings and associated marketing goods; Baby blankets, towels, and gift sets

Morningside Farm & Nursery – Large selection of herbs, perennials, native perennials and tender succulents

Mr. Leonard’s Sharpening Service – Sharpening of knives, scissors and garden hand tools

Nickolai Walko – Original artwork and prints of plants and other subjects

Perennial Love Nursery – Perennial plants for variety of conditions, woodland and meadows; full shade to full sun, mostly native

Pine Knot Farms – Hellebores; Hardy ferns and other perennials

PlantSmart – Container grown Hostas and other shade perennials

Plants with Purpose Farm – Edible landscape plants such as blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, fig & more

Pollinator Rare Plants – Rare and endangered native perennials

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

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

Richmond Area Daylily Society – Daylilies

Richmond Horticulture Association – Shrubs, perennials and other garden plants

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

Shade Metals – Botanical and Mycological jewelry

SkellyScribbles Garden Signs – Beautifully illustrated garden signs as well as educational signs that inform passers by on how to improve the environment, such as “Save the Bees! Don’t Spray for Mosquitos!” and nature themed stickers

Square of the Bone – Fine art jewelry inspired by Botany + Entomology. Primarily sterling silver & nickel free copper, with some rose gold, 14K yellow gold sourced from Foundries specializing in recycled precious metals

The Neighborhood Harvest – Direct sales to home delivery service of farm to table produce and products.

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

Virginia Master Naturalist – Riverine Chapter – Education about protecting our natural environment by developing our garden with native plants and animals in mind

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

Whitehead Gardens, Inc. – Lotus plants for water and patio gardens

Winding Brook Farm – Japanese Maples

Zapantis Designs – One-of-a-kind textiles for the body and home.  Product is hand-dyed using plant and food waste dye.  Scarves, towels, linens, pillows, jewelry and fine art prints


Ginter’s Greatest Inventory – Spring 2022


Actaea racemosa ‘Chocoholic’ – bugbane
Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ – anise hyssop
Agastache ‘Kudos Coral’ – anise hyssop
Aralia cordata ‘Sun King’ – golden Japanese spikenard
Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ – swamp milkweed
Asclepias syriaca – common milkweed
Astilbe rubra ‘Pumila’ – dwarf Chinese astilbe
Callirhoe involucrata – wine cups or poppy mallow
Clematis ‘Zojogo’ Jolly Good™ – clematis
Dicentra ‘Candy Hearts’ – fern leaf bleeding heart
Eupatorium perfoliatum – American boneset
Gaura lindheimeri ‘So White’ – Gaura
Geranium x cantabrigiense ‘Biokova’ – hardy geranium
Heuchera DOLCE® Series ‘Spearmint’ – coral bells
Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’ – coral bells
Iris cristata ‘Powder Blue Giant’ – dwarf crested iris
Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ – Kansas gay feather
Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ – trumpet honeysuckle
Monarda ‘Bee True’ – monarda
Nepeta x faassenii ‘Purrsian Blue’ – dwarf catmint
Passiflora sp. – passion flower
Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’ – woodland phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘Red Riding Hood’ – tall garden phlox
Phlox paniculata ‘Jeana’ – summer phlox
Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’
Pycanthemum incanum – hoary mountain mint
Rudbeckia maximum – large coneflower
Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue By You’ – meadow sage
Senna hebecarpa – wild senna
Solidago juncea – early goldenrod
Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ – culver’s root
Zizia aptera – meadow zizia


Aronia melanocarpa – black chokeberry
Callicarpa americana lactea – white beauty berry
Calycanthus ‘Aphrodite’ – sweetshrub
Clethra alnifolia ‘Sugartina’ – hummingbird shrub
Diospyros virginiana – American persimmon
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Ginger Wine’® – nine bark


Ageratum houstonianum ‘High Tide White’ – floss flower
Asclepias curvassica – tropical milkweed
Begonia x hybrida ‘Gryphon’ – gryphon begonia
Caladium ‘Miss Muffet’ – dwarf caladium
Caladium hortulanum ‘White Wonder’ – caladium
Calibrachoa ‘Diva Hot Pink’ – million bells
Canna generalis ‘Toucan® Coral’ – canna lily
Canna indica ‘Pretoria’ – canna lily
Carex testacea ‘New Zealand Hair Sedge’ –
Carex testacea ‘Prairie Fire’ –
Centhrtherum intermedium ‘Pineapple Sangria’ – Brazilian bachelor button
Cleome hassleriana ‘Rose Garden’ – spider flower
Colocasia esculenta ‘White Lava’ Hawaiian® – elephant ear
Colocasia esculenta ‘Blue Hawaii’ Hawaiian® – elephant ear
Cuphea hyssopifolia ‘Allyson’ – Mexican heather
Dahlia pinnata ‘Venti® Passion Fruit’ – dahlia
Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’ – dichondra
Euphorbia graminea ‘Glitz’ – glitz euphorbia
Foeniculum vulgare – bronze fennel
Gaillardia x grandiflora Realfor® ‘Fanfare Citronella’ – blanket flower
Gomphrena haageana ‘Strawberry Fields’ – globe amaranth
Gomphrena pulchella ‘Truffula® Pink’ – globe amaranth
Impatiens balsamina – garden balsam
Ipomoea alba – moon flower
Lantana camara Lucky® ‘Lucky ™ Peach’ – lantana
Lantana camara Lucky® ‘Lucky™ Lemon Glow’ – lantana
Lantana camara Lucky® ‘Lucky™ White’ – lantana
Lantana camara Lucky® ‘Little Lucky ™ Lemon Cream’ – lantana
Leonotis leonurus – lion’s tale
Nasella tenuissima – Mexican feathergrass
Pennisetum glaucum ‘Jade Princess’ – ornamental millet
Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’ – ornamental millet
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Purple Fountain Grass’ –
Pennisetum villosum ‘Feathertop Grass’ –
Pentas lanceolata ‘Lucky Star®F1 Lipstick’ – starflower
Petroselinum crispum – curly parsley
Plectranthus argentatus ‘Silver Crest’ – silver spurflower
Plectranthus scutellarioides ‘Henna’ – coleus
Plectranthus scutellarioides ‘Indian Summer’ – coleus
Portulaca grandiflora ‘Happy Hour™ Lemon’ – moss rose
Portulaca oleracea ‘Rio Grande™ White’ – moss rose
Portulaca oleracea ‘Rio Grande™ Magenta’ – moss rose
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Irish Eyes’ – gloriosa daisy
Salvia ‘Balsal Mysty ™’ – salvia
Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ – salvia
Salvia x guarantica ‘Bodacious™ Rhythm and Blues’ – salvia
Salvia involucrata ‘Mulberry Jam’- salvia
Salvia oxyphora – fuzzy Bolivian sage
Scaevola aemula ‘Blue Brilliance’ – fan flower
Tithonia rotundifolia – Mexican sunflower
Torenia hybrida ‘Summer Wave™ Large Amethyst’ – wishbone flower
Verbena bonariensis ‘Meteor Shower®’ – dwarf Brazilian verbena
Verbena bonariensis ‘Buenos Aires’ – tall Brazilian verbena
Zinnia ‘Champagne Toast’ – zinnia

Please bring your own wagon to make shopping easy!

PlantFest Shopping at the Spring Plant Sale