Everyone's favorite gardening extravaganza!
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8am-4pm
Carriage House Lawn
$3 fee for the Marketplace;
free for Maymont members and children ages 12 & under
Marketplace on the Lawn
More than 40 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. 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.
2013 Event Details
Always in Bloom
Cedar Creek Gardens
The Creative Bonsai
Down the Garden Path
Dripping Springs Ollas
Forest Lane Botanicals
Forrest Green Farm
Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC
Garner's Produce, LLC
Greg's Antiques & Garden
Hanover Master Gardeners
Hats Galore & More
Herb Society of America
The Herb Works
La La's Leaves
Maymont's From One Garden to Another
Maymont Herb Sale
Morningside Farm and Nursery
Mrs. Yoders Kitchen
Mustard Seed Farm
Old Dominion Herb Society
Out of the Woodwork
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Roots & Blooms, LLC
Sho-nuff Bar B.Q.
"Simply" Street Food
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Sweet Earth Soy, LLC
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Toad Song Farm
The Ultimate Brownie
Willow Pond Farm
World of Salvias
Get inspiration for your own small spaces as you admire garden displays by area junior high and high school horticulture students. Are you a teacher or student interested in participating in our Herbalscapes competition? Download the 2013 application (PDF format) or call 804-358-7166, ext. 301.
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.
Meet the Experts
These sessions are located under a tent in the Marketplace and are free with Marketplace admission.
CONTROLLING PESTS IN THE GARDEN
Presented by Mark Landa, Boulevard Flowers
Learn about new and organic products that will help you control moles, voles and deer, as well as new pests in our landscape, the Asian needle ant and the ambrosia beetle.
PLANT OUTSIDE THE POT
Presented by Mary Kathryn Dunston, Dripping Springs Ollas
Learn how to use a clay olla to meet the irrigation needs of your vegetables and flowers.
PUT YOUR GARDEN IN THE GUTTER
Presented by Steve Kruse, Dewpoint Gardens
Looking for an alternative way to grow your plants? Rain gutters provide an ideal place for growing! Learn how to use them on the side of your house or shed, along a deck railing or under a windowsill as a small planter.
2013 HERB OF THE YEAR: ELDERBERRY
Presented by Mark Ragland
Considered one of mankind’s earliest plant companions going back to the Stone Age, the Elderberry has a great reputation, a long history and many uses. Learn about its past and discover its medicinal, culinary and ornamental uses today.
Coming May 8
Rain Barrels 101
Presented by Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways
Wednesday, May 8, 6-7pm, Stone Barn
Learn how to install and maintain an eco-friendly rain barrel and find out how you can play a part in water conservation and water quality protection. Rain barrels capture roof runoff, providing water for your gardens or lawn, and they help control storm water runoff, which causes erosion and degrades our streams. You will leave the workshop with a pre-made rain barrel (holds approximately 55 gallons) made from a heavy plastic, recycled pickle barrel. Be prepared with a vehicle large enough to take your rain barrel home that day. (Maymont is not able to store it for future pick-up). Clean Virginia Waterways is a nonprofit, statewide environmental organization affiliated with Longwood University. $65 per person/$60 members. Click here to register online.
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. Sponsored by Colesville Nursery.
Parking and Tram Service
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.
Tram service is available for $1 per person from the Children's Farm and Nature & Visitor Center lots to Magnolia Lane, between the Nature & Visitor Center and the Carriage House Lawn. The tram will not travel to the Hampton Street entrance during the event. Tram hours for Herbs Galore & More are 10am to 4:30pm.
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.