FOGA Guidelines

The concept of FOGA is similar to that of a plant swap where the plants are not in fancy containers or in perfect shape, but they are perfect to take a chance on! Gently-used, non-plant items such as garden tools, decorative pots and lawn furniture make this eco-friendly “recycling” booth even better.

Have items to donate? Here are a few guidelines:

  • Pot Your Plants
    Please have all donated plants potted, well-watered and ready for sale. Plants may be potted in heavy paper cups, milk jugs, soda bottles or similar containers. We also accept un-potted bulbs in bags.
  • Label Your Plants
    Label your plants using masking tape or a popsicle stick indicating the plant’s name, color, size and growing requirements (dry, wet, sunny, shade) if possible. If you are unsure of the plant name, let us know if you grow it in sun or shade.
  • Items NOT Accepted
    We are unable to accept any pesticides or chemicals.

Donation Drop-Off

Monday, April 24-Friday, April 28, 10am-4pm and Saturday, April 29, 8-10am
Donations may be dropped off at the Gazebo on the left just inside Maymont’s Historic Estate entrance. If no one is at the Gazebo, feel free to leave your donations. Please include your name and mailing or email address with your items (or on the clipboard in the gazebo). If you have a large number of plants or a large non-plant donation, call 804-358-7166, ext. 301 or email us to make special drop-off arrangements.

Donation Ideas

Acuba – Gold Dust
Aloe
Amiastrum
Aquilegia – Columbine “Canyon Vista”
Asteromia
Astilbe
Autumn Fern
Back Eyed Susans
Basil
Bell Flower – Campanula punctata
Blue Aster
Bolivian Wandering Jew Basket
Boule Gourd plants and seeds
Broccoli
Bush Bamboo
Butterfly Bush
Buxus “graham blandy”
Cabbage
Canna Lilies
Catherine Nettle
Cedar Saplings
Chives
Columbine
Coreopsis
Corydalis lutea – yellow
Creeping Jenny
Cryptomeria – Black Dragon
Cryptomeria giokomo
Datura – Nightshade seeds
Daylilies – multiple colors
Dwarf Crested Iris – Iris cristata – purple
Eggplant
Elephant Ears Bulbs
English Ivy Basket
Euphorbia
Forget Me Nots
Gunnera (dinosaur food)
Hardy Begonia
Hardy Gloxinia Bulbs
Heirloom tomatoes
Hellebores – Stinky Rose
Helleborus foetidus
Holly – Native
Hosta – variegated; lime green; golden tiara
Hyacinth Bean Vine seeds
Ilex Hoogendorn
Iris – Heirloom
Iris – siberica – purple
Iris – yellow water iris
Iris- yellow flag
Italian Goliath Tomatoes
Ivy – Hedera helix “Pittsburgh”
Jacob’s Ladder
Japanese Aster
Japenese Red Maple
Juniperus procumbens
Kalimaris hortensia
Lamb’s Ear
Lemon thyme
Lirope
Loosestrife – Yellow
Mazus Reptans
Monarda – Bee Balm
Mondo Grass
Mother-in-Law Tongue
Nandina
Obedient Plant – White and Purple
Ostrich Fern
Pachysandra
Parlor Palm
Pearl Bush
Pencil Evergreens
Peppers
Pepper – Privitot green pepper
Phlox
Purple Asters
Quince
Rose Campion- Lychnis
Rose of Sharon
Rosemary cuttings
Rudbeckia laciniata – Cut-leaf coneflower
Rudbekia
Scented geraniums
Sedum – Autumn Joy
Sedum – stonecrop
Sedum – yellow flowered
Sedums
Shasta Daisey
Sheffield Pinks Chrysanthemum
Shimmia
Shooting Star Hydrangea
Snow in Summer – Cerastiumtomentosum
Soloman’s Seal
Spider Plant
St. John’s Wart
Strawberry Geranium
Strawberry plants in straw hats
Sun Drop
Swedish Ivy
Sweet Woodruff
Tea Camillia
Thai Plant
Toad Flax
Toad’s Lily – Tricyrtis
Varigated Artesmia
Vinca
Vinca Baskets
Violets
Yarrow – Osteis Rose
Zebra Grass

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