Sep 20th, 2012

Fairy House Gardens + Mega Sale on Holiday Items in the Garden Shop Makes the Fall Plant Sale a Must-do Weekend Event

by Jonah Holland, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator 

Volunteer Ellen Edmonds, and the Fairy House demonstration garden with miniature plants & trees

Volunteer Ellen Edmonds, and the Fairy House Garden demonstration with miniature plants & trees

Garden volunteers are resourceful. They love what they do, and they do it with pride.  I hate to say it, but many of them know alot more about plants than I do. Often, they are the ones I go to  with questions about a plant, well at least at the plant sale.  Did you know that the Garden’s Bloemendaal Tent at the Fall Plant Sale is completely volunteer-run?  In addition, we’ll  have over 25 specialty vendors  on site.

Volunteer Ellen Edmonds used her creativity this week to  recycle a former Dominion GardenFest of Lights fairy house into a demo garden for miniature conifers  and other trees. Have you ever seen a Ginko tree that will grow to become only 2-feet tall in 10 years?  Cool! I never even knew they existed.  If you have a sunny spot in your yard and you are looking for a unique garden feature, this could be it.  The miniature specimen include traditional bonsai-style conifers as well as others plants.

Garden volunteers Nancy Penick and Ellen Edmonds getting ready for Friday & Saturday's plant sale.

Garden volunteers Nancy Penick and Ellen Edmonds getting ready for Friday & Saturday’s plant sale.

A few of the miniature plants.

A few of the miniature plants.

The plant sale opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow and you can be sure there will be a line of excited plant-lovers waiting to get in.  For a complete list of vendors

In addition,  in the Garden Shop we will have a huge selection of holiday merchandise on sale 30-50 percent off, and throughout the plant sale.  Garden Members  receive an extra 15 percent on all purchases during the plant sale (including holiday sale merchandise) , so this is a great time to start your holiday shopping!

Don’t forget, bring your carts and wagons to make shopping even easier!

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale is:

  • Friday, September 21, 2012, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jonah Holland is Digital Content Manager at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, where she has worked for 14 years overseeing social media, the blog, and the website. She is also a mom, yogi, open water swimmer, gardener, and seeker. She's been known to go for a walk in the Garden and come back with hundreds of plant photos, completely inspired to write her next blog post.

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