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!
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.
The Arranger’s Market
Dominion Energy Green Power
Down the Garden Path
Everblooming Garden Glass
Forrest Green Farm
Forest Lane Botanicals
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Healing Spirit Bath and Body
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J&B Herb and Plant Farm
J Lynn Nursery
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Moose Hill Tool Sharpening
Moose Hill Worm Farm
Morningside Farm and Nursery
Perrin Cottage Perfumery
Pine Knot Farms
Plant By Design Native Nursery
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Pressed in Books
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Rabbit & Wren
Richmond Bonsai Society
Sharondale Mushroom Farm
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Tricycle Urban Ag
Vera’s Vittles Seasonings
Virginia Vistas Greenhouses
Wandering Cow Farm
A World of Salvias
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. Check back for session updates.
How Chefs Spice Up Spring with Hops
Presented by James Orr, Wegmans Short Pump Executive Chef
Come see how Wegmans’ chefs utilize the herb of the year, Hops, to help add some unique flavor to meals and cocktails at home. Chef Orr will highlight preparation of fresh herbs and demonstrate some recipes that will make your next gathering one to remember!
Essential Oils and You: The Basics
Presented by Lynn Barbour, Healing Spirit Bath & Body
The use of herbs and essential oils for therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic and ritualistic purposes dates back thousands of years to various ancient civilizations. You’ll learn about the history of oils, basics of essential oils and aromatherapy in everyday use, and how to use natural oils in your own life.
2018 Herb of the Year: Hops
Presented by Herb Society of America, Virginia Commonwealth Unit
Join us to learn about the 2018 Herb of the Year, Hops, Humulus lupulus. Discover how to grow this interesting herb as well as familiarize yourself with its history, different varieties and varied uses both culinary and medicinal.
Presented by Richmond Beekeepers Association
Why would anyone want to keep bees? Find out the basics of beekeeping – the equipment you’ll need, where to find your bees, how to get them into their new home, and what you need to do to keep them alive and thriving! Learn about hive life, the honey bee life cycle, swarming, and environmental challenges that make successful beekeeping a rewarding hobby.
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.
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.