Everyone's favorite gardening extravaganza!
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8am-4pm
Carriage House Lawn
$5 for Marketplace / free for Maymont members and children 16 & under
Do you have a unique garden or herb-related product that you would like to sell at the festival? Contact our special events department by email or by phone at 804-358-7166, ext. 301 to find out more about our vendor application process.
Marketplace on the Lawn
Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont's Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. Check back frequently for new vendors.
Down the Garden Path
The Enchanted Garden
Forest Lane Botanicals
Forrest Green Farm
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Green Heron Tools
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J Lynn Nursery
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Putnam Hill Nursery
Roots and Blooms
Toad Song Farm
Food Court Corner
Enjoy fabulous food from local and regional vendors at the event. Your delicious choices include crepes, barbeque, specialty drinks, herbal delicacies and vegetarian options. Enjoy your favorites or try something new! Check back frequently for new vendors.
The Herb Works
King of Pops
Old Dominion Herb Society
From One Garden to Another
Peruse through a collection of "recycled" (ie second-hand) garden-related items, including books, decorative pots and birdfeeders, at the From One Garden to Another bargain booth. You'll also find great deals on donated plants including rooted cuttings, bulbs and shrubs. All proceeds from the booth go to Maymont. Have plants or gently-used garden items to donate? Call 804-358-7166, ext. 301 or send us an email. Some plants that have been donated in the past are acuba, bee balm, butterfly bush, daylilies, elephant ear bulbs, hostas, nandina and rose of sharon. Click here for more ideas and read our donation guidelines.
Meet the Experts
Meet the Expert sessions are located under a tent in the Marketplace and are free with Marketplace admission. Past session topics include Natural Pest Control, Backyard Hens, Herb of the Year, Saving Seeds, and Worm Composting. Check back for this year's complete line-up.
Your Body, Your Tools
Presented by Green Heron Tools
A healthy body helps you live the life that you want, and garden as long as you like. This interactive program will focus on choosing and using tools - and your own body - in ways that minimize injuries and pain and make the most of your time in the garden.
Too many plants to carry around? No problem! You can check your plants and other purchases at the Herbs Galore Plant Check area for just $1. Plant Check is located just inside the festival entrance near the Hampton Street gate.
Parking for Herbs Galore & More is available at Maymont's three parking lots - Hampton Street (closest to the event, Maymont Mansion and the gardens), the Robins Nature & Visitor Center and the Children's Farm. Limited street parking is also available.
A loading zone will be available near the Magnolia Gate for temporary parking while you load your purchases.
An ATM machine will be available on-site at the festival. Forget to stop by the bank before your visit? No problem! Need more cash to buy more plants, crafts or lunch? No problem! The ATM will be located outside the festival entrance, near the Herb Garden.