Herbs Galore & More
Saturday, April 30, 2016
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!
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 new vendors.
Blooming Heirlooms by Paper Girl
Boulevard Flower Gardens
Cedar Creek Gardens
Day Three Bath & Body
Down the Garden Path
Elle and I Custom Wreaths
Everblooming Garden Glass
Fletch’s Garden Products
Forrest Green Farm
Forest Lane Botanicals
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Hats Galore & More
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J Lynn Nursery
The Larkin Tea Co., LLC
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Morningside Farm & Nursery
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Roots & Blooms, LLC
Rivanna Ridge Soaps
Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Sweet Heat Candles
Three Stone Steps
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
A Wise Gardener
A World of Salvias
Food Court Corner
de Rochonnet delights Chocolatier
Espresso A Go Go Catering
Harry’s Picnic Basket
The Herb Works
King of Pops
Old Dominion Herb Society
Simply Street Food
Beer and Cider
Savor the flavors of local craft beer and hard cider at the event, available for purchase from 12 to 4pm. Enjoy Native Son, a delicious craft beer from Lost Rhino Brewing Company made with all Virginia ingredients, and try some refreshing RVA Cider, made with Virginia apples, from the brand new Buskey Cider in Scott’s Addition.
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.
Whole Foods Market Interactive Food Station
So many herbs to choose from! As you peruse the offerings at Herbs Galore, stop by the Whole Foods Market tent to sample herbed olive oils with our freshly in-house baked bread.
Meet the Experts
Meet the Expert sessions are located under a tent in the Marketplace and are free with Marketplace admission.
Gardening for the Birds
Presented by Cambridge Mattice, Colesville Nursery
Turn an ordinary landscape into a garden filled with lively, colorful birds! Discover how to create a bird-friendly backyard using native plants, with information on planning, creating and maintaining a garden full of bird habitats. Tips on providing nesting sites, shelter, food and water will be shared.
2016 Herb of the Year: Peppers
Presented by Mark Ragland
Originally cultivated by the ancient Aztec Indians, peppers now grow all over the globe and are a main ingredient in many cuisines. Peppers come in hundreds of varieties, sizes, colors and heat levels. Learn about this versatile herb and how to grow it in your garden. Difference in varieties will be discussed, as well as how to harvest, store and use in your favorite recipes.
Presented by Phil Walling
If you can cook a burger, then you can make great homebrew! Brewing at its simplest and easiest is about following a recipe, simple cooking and basic cleaning and sanitation. A slightly more complicated 201-type all-grain beer will be demonstrated. Beer recipe, ingredients, equipment, procedures and tips for better quality homebrewing will be covered. Homebrewing safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in homebrewing will also be reviewed.
Butterfly and Bee Buffet: The Joy of Planting for Pollinators
Presented by Brendan Cornwell, Boulevard Flower Gardens
Butterflies, bees and other pollinators are in decline for various reasons. Although some of the science behind these issues is extremely confusing, supporting the current population is easy! Planting a butterfly and bee garden not only supports this vital link in our ecosystem, it is a fun and educational experience for all ages. Let’s talk about the best way for you to care for our little friends.
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) and at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center. 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.