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    Mark your calendar for April 21 & 22, 2017

    A plant sale and garden product marketplace on Earth Day weekend.

    Spring Garden Market

    Come join us April 21 & 22, 2017

    Our 2017 Market will have the same events listed below.
    Check back in early March to see our updated list of vendors and sponsors.

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    In the meantime, enjoy this recap of our 2016 Spring Garden Market, which was April 8 and 9:

    We had a wide variety of vendors, food, kids' activities, and more.

    Parking was FREE for AHS members with valid membership card, and $5 per car (cash only) for non-members. This parking fee could be applied toward an AHS membership.

    A map of the Spring Garden Market showed you where to find vendors and activities.

    Many thanks to our Sponsors!

    Scroll down for photos of past Spring Garden Markets.

     

    Friday, April 8

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. AHS Members-Only Morning, with complimentary coffee and pastries, and the first opportunity to buy from our vendors. Current members needed to show a membership card or other proof of membership. Non-members were allowed to join on site for admittance.

    12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open to all. Kids and leashed pets were welcome too!

     

    Saturday, April 9

    We had to revise our hours due to the unusually snowy weather conditions: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all. Kids and leashed pets were welcome, too!

     

    Vendors

    Dozens of vendors were selling a wide variety of plants and seeds, along with garden decor, accessories, books, and botanically themed art. 

    Shop for herbs, native plants, vegetable starts, and specialty plants with our longtime, favorite vendors.

    Discover new garden decor with vendors joining the Spring Garden Market for the first time.

     

    Garden Carts and Plant Hold Tent

    A few carts and wheelbarrows were available onsite for carrying purchases to your car, but we suggested visitors BYOC (bring your own cart). A Plant Hold Tent was available, so visitors could purchase plants, have us hold them, and pick them up before they left.

     

    Art Show

    Also inside the Estate House, visitors could enjoy an art show depicting botanical subjects; all pieces were for sale with a percentage of the price donated to River Farm.

     

    Demonstrations & Education

    Master Gardeners gave research-based answers to your gardening questions. 

    We had family friendly activities at the Kids' Table.

     

    Parking

    FREE for AHS members with valid membership card, and $5 per car (cash only) for non-members. This parking fee could be applied toward an AHS membership.

    Please note that parking is not permitted on East Boulevard Drive outside of River Farm's gates, per the National Park Service - towing is enforced.

     

    Proceeds from the Spring Garden Market benefit the American Horticultural Society's outreach programs and the stewardship of River Farm. For more information, call (703) 768-5700.