Herbs Galore & More
Saturday, April 25, 2020
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 our 2019 event. Check back for details!
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. View the Herbs Galore Vendor Map.
Charlotte LaRoy Basketry
Cross Creek Nursery and Landscaping
Dominion Energy Green Power
Down the Garden Path
Forest Lane Botanicals
Forrest Green Farm
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J&B Herb and Plant Farm
KEBaubles Jewelry & Accessories
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Morningside Farm and Nursery
People Via Plants
Perrin Cottage Perfumery
Pine Knot Farms
Plant By Design Native Nursery
Plant RVA Natives Campaign
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Rabbit and Wren
Red Root & Co.
Roots & Blooms
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Tricycle Urban Ag
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Vera’s Vittles Seasonings
Virginia Vistas Greenhouses
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.
The ABCs of Herbs
Presented by Earlene Hogg, Maymont Volunteer and member of Old Dominion Herb Society
Learn the basics of how to grow herbs for the home and garden. Discover the differences between annual, biennial and perennial herbs, and hear some popular examples of each. We’ll go over what “right plant, right place” really means and make suggestions on how to use herbs as companion plants in the vegetable garden. Whether this is your first time setting out to grow herbs or whether you’ve done it your whole life – everyone can experience the joy of successful herb gardening.
Harvesting & Drying Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
Presented by Krista Rahm, Forrest Green Farm
Discover which part of the plant to harvest and the optimum time of day and year to harvest each kind of plant. Explore different drying techniques including air-drying, screen drying and dehydrating. Handouts covering 100 herbs and their optimum drying techniques are included.
Preserving the Harvest: A Look at Kimchi
Presented by Katherine Herman, Gathered Threads
Hear about the history and types of Kimchi, learn fermenting techniques, and enjoy a demonstration that will teach you how to make your own!
2019 Herb of the Year: Anise Hyssop
Presented by the Herb Society of America, Virginia Commonwealth Unit
Learn about the 2019 Herb of the Year: Anise Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum, and discover how to grow this interesting herb. Hear about its history, different varieties and its varied uses, both culinary and medicinal.
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.
Plant RVA Natives
Maymont will host the launch of the Plant RVA Natives campaign during Herbs Galore and More, and are proud to be partners in this new effort to increase the use and availability of plants native to Virginia’s Capital Region. Native plants are becoming increasingly popular, with good reason! Check out all the campaign has to offer at the Plant RVA Natives campaign exhibit, or visit their website for more information.