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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.

Friday, May 3, 2019
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