Herbs Galore & More

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Carriage House Lawn
$5 for Marketplace / free for Maymont members and children 16 & under

Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza!

Information below refers to 2017 event.

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 for vendor updates.

Amy’s Garden
Bear Paw Pottery
Byrd Farm
Capsaicin Solutions
Cedar Creek Gardens
Colesville Nursery
Cymron Cottage
Dewpoint Gardens
Down the Garden Path
Dominion Green Power
Dragonfly Farms
The Enchanted Garden
Everblooming Garden Glass
Fletch’s Garden Products
Forest Lane Botanicals
Frivolous Cottage
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Harvey Gardens
Healing Spirit Bath & Body
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J&B Herb and Plant Farm
J Lynn Nursery
Living Art
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Moose Hill Worm Farm
Morningside Farm & Nursery
Pine Knot Farms
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Pressed in Books
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Rivanna Ridge Soaps
Roots & Blooms
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Spirit Stone
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
TreeDiaper (Zynnovation)
Tricycle Gardens
Tsuchibuta Pottery
Virginia Vistas Greenhouses
Wandering Cow Farm
A World of Salvias
Young Living Essential Oils

Food Court Corner

King of Pops
Monique’s Crepes
Old Dominion Herb Society
Rivah Southern
Sho-nuff Bar-B-Q
Simply Street Food

Do you have a unique garden or herb-related product that you would like to sell at the festival? Email our special events department or call 804-358-7166, ext. 301 to find out more about our vendor application process.

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 (FOGA) 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? Email us or call 804-358-7166, ext. 301. 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. Find out more about FOGA.

Meet the Experts

Meet the Expert sessions are located under a tent in the Marketplace and are free with Marketplace admission.

Chef Tips for Using Herbs at Home

Presented by James Orr, Wegmans Short Pump Executive Chef

Wegmans’ chefs will demonstrate how home cooks can prepare, store and utilize herbs like professional culinarians. Presentation will feature herbs from Herbs Galore as well as the herb of the year, coriander!

2017 Herb of the Year: Coriander

Presented by Herb Society of America, Virginia Commonwealth Unit

Join us to learn about the 2017 Herb of the Year, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). Discover how to grow this popular herb/spice, and learn about its interesting history, various culinary uses, different varieties, and many uses beyond the kitchen.

Low Cost, Low Maintenance Native Gardens

Presented by Lance Gardner

Using regional native plants in your garden can reduce maintenance and cost, help with pest control and enhance your gardens. And you can still have lots of color, flavor, texture and all the other goals of a garden, with the added benefit of cleaner living for you, the birds, butterflies and other visitors.

Natural Mosquito Repellant – Bats!

Presented by Steve Kruse, Dewpoint Gardens

Bat conservation is an essential step in creating and maintaining an organic, pest-free environment. You can do your part by installing a bat house, supplying open water resources for drinking, decreasing the disturbance and destruction of caves, and planting and preserving native vegetation. Learn how to create a bat-friendly yard!

Whole Foods Market Herb Sampling Station

Take away some inspiration for your fresh culinary herbs! Whole Foods Market will offer delicious ideas at their Herb Sampling Station, where you can try herbed olive oils with freshly baked bread.

Plant Check

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.


Parking for Herbs Galore & More is available at Maymont’s Historic Estate Entrance parking lot (closest to the event, Maymont Mansion and the gardens), at the Nature & Visitor Center, and at the Spottswood Entrance (located at the corner of Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane). Limited street parking is also available.

Loading Zone

A loading zone will be available near the Magnolia Gate for temporary parking while you load your purchases.

ATM Available

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.