Great "Dills" for Gardeners at Maymont's Herbs Galore & More

Presented by Hamilton Beach Brands

Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

 

Release Date: March 29, 2019

Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza, Herbs Galore & More at Maymont, on Saturday, April 27 from 8am to 4pm! Guests can peruse unique garden and herb-related goods from dozens of vendors at the Marketplace on Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn, learn from herb specialists during Meet the Expert sessions, and enjoy local food trucks while relishing the start of spring. This year’s event is presented by Hamilton Beach Brands and supported by Wegman’s and Colesville Nursery.

Whether novices or seasoned pros, gardeners are sure to enjoy the vast array of herbs, annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts available at this festive event. One can’t-miss stop is the From One Garden to Another (FOGA) bargain booth, which features a collection of “recycled” (i.e. second-hand) garden-related items, including books, decorative pots and birdfeeders, as well as donated plants such as cuttings, bulbs and shrubs. Gardening enthusiasts also can attend Meet the Expert sessions to learn the basics herb growing, tips for harvesting and drying culinary and medicinal herbs, and the history and varieties of the 2019 Herb of the Year, Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). Food will be available for purchase from Monique’s Crepes, Rivah Southern, Scoop’s, Simply Street Food and other vendors.

“Herbs Galore & More brings together gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers from throughout the community, as well as the entire Central Virginia Region, for one-stop shopping in a beautiful and inspiring setting,” said Parke Richeson, Maymont Executive Director. “This lively spring event not only delights plant lovers, but also celebrates the magnificent gardens and landscapes at Maymont, which we carefully maintain nearly the same as the estate’s original owners, James and Sallie Dooley, left them.”

Marketplace admission is $5 per person and free for Maymont members and children ages 16 and under, and most major credit cards will be accepted. Event parking is available at the Historic Estate Entrance parking lot (located at 1700 Hampton Street), The Robins Nature & Visitor Center (located at 2201 Shields Avenue) and the Farm Entrance (located at the corner of Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane). Limited street parking is available. For more information, call 804-358-7166 or visit maymont.org/herbs-galore.

Since 1975, Maymont has been maintained and operated by the nonprofit Maymont Foundation. The Foundation must raise more than $3 million each year through donations to keep the estate open to the public.

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