Spring Native Plant Sales

Here’s a list of some of the plant sales happening in our region during the 2021 spring season. For more native plant sales, visit the Virginia Native Plant Society at www.VNPS.org. If your organization has corrections or additions to this list, please contact Marco Sanchez at msanchez@pecva.org.

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April

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s Spring Native Plant Sale
Sat, April 10, 9am – 3pm
Morven Park
17195 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
About: Beautiful spring blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines, and ferns along with native plant experts
Contact: Janet Locklear at jlocklear@loudounwildlife.org

Rappahannock Spring Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm
Sat, April 24, 8am-2pm 
Waterpenny Farm
VA-211 east of Sperryville
53 Waterpenny Lane
Sperryville VA 22740
About: Vegetable, herb and flower plants along with farm produce
Contact: 540-987-8567

Herbs Galore and More at Maymont
Sat, April 24, 8am – 3pm
Historic Estate Entrance
1700 Hampton St.,
Richmond, VA 23220
About: Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite plant sale! The event will feature extra space between vendors, wide aisles and a spacious layout for a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests. 7$ entry fee, free for members – please purchase tickets in advance.

Lewis Ginter Spring Plant Sale
Fri, April 30, 9am – 5pm
(& Sat, May 1, 9am-3pm)
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Contact: 804-262-9887
About: Because it is located in the parking lot, there is no admission fee or tickets required for PlantFest. However, if you wish to visit the Garden, timed tickets are required. Please bring your own wagon.

May

Lewis Ginter Spring Plant Sale
Sat, May 1, 9am – 3pm
(& Fri, April 30, 9am-5pm)
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Contact: 804-262-9887
About: Because it is located in the parking lot, there is no admission fee or tickets required for PlantFest. However, if you wish to visit the Garden, timed tickets are required. Please bring your own wagon.

VNPS Jefferson Chapter Annual Native Plant Sale
Sat, May 1, all day pick-up only (pre-sale April 15-19)
Ivy Creek Natural Area–Barn
1780 Earlysville Rd.
About: This is an online pre-order event by email. Pick-up takes place of May 1st. Once you place your order you are assigned a pick-up time on May 1st. Pick-up location is in the “Ivy Area” .
Contact: Phil Stokes at philipfs@embarqmail.com

Willowsford Native Plant Sale
Sun, May 2, 9am – 2pm
23595 Founder’s Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148
About: Stop by the Farm Stand on Founder’s Drive to pick up native plants from Watermark Woods. Landscape professionals and volunteers will be on hand to assist with plant selection and gardening advice. Take advantage of this opportunity to pick up plants as well as make connections with professionals who can help you maximize the environmental and wildlife benefits of your yard.

Native Gardening Seminar and Native Plant Sale – Master Gardeners Association of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties
Sat, May 8, 10am – 12pm (limited to 50 attendees, registration required)
Northern Fauquier Community Park – Farmstead Pavilion
4155 Monroe Pkwy.
Marshall, VA 20115
About: From 10 – 11am, learn about native plants from PEC’s habitat & stewardship specialist Celia Vuocolo. Then at 11am, there will be a plant sale, featuring ​affordable 4” ​deep-rooted​ plug-size native perennial plants with robust root systems that establish quickly and require less watering. Limited to 50 attendees, registration required by emailing Jen Krebs at jenkrebs@gmail.com.
Contact: Jen Krebs at jenkrebs@gmail.com

Blandy State Arboretum Garden Fair
Sat, May 8, 9am-4pm
Sun, May 9, 9am-4pm

Clarke County Fairgrounds
890 West Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Contact: 540-837-1758
$15 per car, $10 in advance online

The Clifton Institute Native Plant Sale
Sat, May 15, 10am – 3pm
6712 Blantyre Road
Warrenton, VA 20187
About: We will be selling seedlings grown from these seeds as well as commercially propagated seeds of native species to include a variety of perennial wildflowers for wet-dry areas and full sun-shade; native grasses; and a few trees, including oaks and pawpaws. We will accept credit card, cash, or checks made out to the Clifton Institute.
Contact: 540-341-3651

VNPS Blue Ridge Wildflower Society Plant Sale
Sat, May 15, 9am – 12pm
VA Western Community College Arboretum
3094 Colonial Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
About: The Blue Ridge Wildflower Society’s annual plant sale will bloom this year on Saturday, May 15, at the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs, 3640 Colonial Avenue on the grass behind back parking lot.
Contact: Michael Belcher at 989-6384 or at michael.belcher@roanoke.com.

Town of Vienna Plant Sale
Sat, May 22, 8am – 1pm
Town of Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry St. SE
Vienna, VA 22180
About: Native plants from Hill House Farm & Nursery will be on sale

June

GardenFest
Sat, June 5, 8am – 3pm
336 Bell Grove Rd.,
Middletown, VA 22645
About: We’ll open the gate at 8 a.m. sharp on June 5. We’ll have plants  for sale, raffle items, vendors, the Master Gardener information booth, Second Hand Rose (rummage sale), and children’s activities. All pertinent COVID precautions in place at the time of the event from the Governor, Virginia Tech, and Belle Grove Plantation will be observed.  Check back here and on Facebook for further details as the event draws near.


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A big thank you to our volunteer Kate Armstead for compiling this list for us! Kate lives in Charlottesville with her husband, two dogs, three cats, and a little boy on the way. She works as an occupational therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury and MS. She loves gardening in her free time and can’t pass a plant nursery without going in!

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