Herbs Galore

Saturday, April 27, 2024
8am – 3pm

Carriage House Lawn (1700 Hampton Street)

Find everything you need to freshen up your garden all in one place at Richmond’s favorite plant sale, Herbs Galore! Bring a roomy wagon to carry home the bounty of herbs, annuals, perennials, vegetables, and even trees, plus garden accessories and garden-inspired goodies from large nurseries like Colesville and specialty plant growers, too. Browse the wares of more than 90 vendors carrying native and exotic plants and unique gift items, including yarrow, the 2024 Herb of the Year!

Make a day of it! Bring the whole family or grab some friends and enjoy delicious offerings from local food & beverage vendors and live music and vendor demos while you shop, plus activities for all ages at the Education Station presented by Genworth. Check out the Historic Garden Tour, a narrated audio tour available for purchase in the Stone Barn Welcome Center (free for Maymont members!).

TICKETS

General Admission

  • Adult: $10
  • Child (3-16): $5
  • Children under 3 free

Maymont Members

  • Adult: FREE
  • Child: FREE

Museums for All*

  • Adult: FREE
  • Child: FREE

*Advance ticket reservations may be made in person by visiting The Robins Nature Center (2201 Shields Lake Dr) or Stone Barn Welcome Center (1700 Hampton St) Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm. Museums for All participants may reserve free admission for themselves and up to 3 guests by presenting an EBT card.

Yarrow, 2024 Herb of the Year

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a summer-blooming member of the aster family that produces multiple long-lasting blossoms in flat-topped clusters in a variety of colors. Popular with pollinators and herbalists, yarrow has been selected by the International Herb Association as the 2024 Herb of the Year! It’s found throughout the northern hemisphere, and easily identified by its feathery, fern-like leaves. Over millennia, people of many cultures have found hundreds of beneficial uses for yarrow for medicinal and digestive potions and even for dyeing fabrics!

Food Trucks

New this year, grab a refreshing beverage to sip while you shop! Beer and wine will be available for purchase by guests 21 years and older.

Herb Of The Year Highlight

MARKETPLACE ON THE LAWN

The Carriage House Lawn will host 90 different plant and specialty vendors from across the region for Herbs Galore, offering a wide variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables and garden-inspired food and décor items. Scan the list of participating vendors by category, and visit their websites for inspiration. Don’t miss the Maymont Garden Hub booth for a broad selection of plants and related merchandise. Additional vendors may be added until the week of the event, so check back for updates.

Please note: some vendors will only be accepting cash, so make sure to have a little on hand just in case!

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Live Entertainment: Stage Schedule

8:45am–9:15am — RVA Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
9:30am-9:50am — The Enchanted Garden
10:00am-10:20am — Parallel Nursery
10:30am-11:00am — RVA Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
11:15am-11:30am — Schofield Farm
11:40am-12:00pm — Agrigate LLC
12:15pm-12:45pm — RVA Indigenous Gourd Orchestra
1:00pm-1:20pm — Kenkashi Microbes
1:30pm-1:50pm — One Little World
2:00pm-2:30pm — RVA Indigenous Gourd Orchestra

Additional Information

Guests attending Herbs Galore will enter through the historic Magnolia Gates at the north end of the Hampton Street parking lot.
Free event parking is available at the Hampton Street parking lot and The Robins Nature Center, in addition to street parking. The Maymont Farm entrance and parking lot will be closed until 4pm.

If your company is interested in sponsoring or being a partner this event, email our development team at development@maymont.org.

Please note: Maymont grounds, gardens, The Robins Nature Center and Maymont Farm will be open for event guests only during Herbs Galore. Special self-guided tours of The Robins Nature Center are included in event admission. After 4pm, all Maymont gates and outdoor attractions will be open to the public until 7pm.

Thank you to our event partners!