2010 AHS Spring Garden Market at River Farm!

 

This weekend from April 16 to 17, (Friday, Saturday) is the American Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Market!  It’s local, well local for me.  It is in Alexandria, Virginia which is short drive from here.

2009 Photo courtesy of the American Horticultural Society

As they explain on their wonderful press release:

“The Spring Garden Market is open to the general public on Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to plant shopping, visitors can view entries in a standard flower show presented by District II of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs. Titled Carpe Diem: Seize the Day, the flower show will be held on Friday and Saturday in River Farm’s Estate House. Visitors are also welcome to tour River Farm’s 25-acre grounds, which will be in full spring bloom. Parking is free for AHS members (with valid membership card) and $3 for non-members.”

2009 Photo courtesy of the American Horticultural Society

They tout, “more than 20 local vendors will be on site selling a wide range of ornamental and edible plants, gardening supplies, art, and other garden-themed products and crafts.”  Oh that does sound like a great time!

2009 Photo courtesy of the American Horticultural Society

I absolutely love Peony Envy!  They have such lovely flowers!

2009 Photo courtesy of the American Horticultural Society

They also boast that, “David Ellis, editor of The American Gardener magazine, will also be on hand that evening to sign copies of our latest gardening book, the New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques.”

2009 Photo courtesy of the American Horticultural Society

For those of you who can get here and buy some plants, all of the “proceeds from the Spring Garden Market,” they explain, “support the AHS’s educational programs and the stewardship of River Farm”

So if you live in the area and want to meet some great regional vendors, find some great flowers and enjoy the wonderful River Farm stop by!  It really does look like fun.

‘Til Tomorrow…

Britt : )

Related posts:

  1. River Farm, Home of the American Horticultural Society
  2. The André Bluemel Meadow at River Farm
  3. Wollam Gardens at The Arlington Farmer’s Market
  4. Celebrate a Symphony of Spring at this weekend’s Maryland Home & Garden Show!
  5. The Washington Home and Garden Show 2010!

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