Spring Gardening Events that Everyone Should Know About...

avoirgold(z7 MD)March 19, 2010

I thought it would be cool to have a thread listing all the great events in the area over the next few months or so. I was thinking shows, seminars, sales, anything else gardening related.

I will start with the MAG Spring Swap!!! Saturday, May 8, 10am-1pm.

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Sweet Sakura(z7VA)

American Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale, River Farm, Alexandria: Fri-Sat April 16-17

Here is a link that might be useful: AHS Spring Plant Sale

    Bookmark   March 19, 2010 at 9:04PM
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janetm_md(Z7a)

The Wilmington Garden Day, held May 1st this year in Wilmington, Delaware is WONDERFUL. I've been going for years after another Gardenweb friend invited me to go and now its on my list of can't miss Spring events.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wilmington Garden Day

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 8:09AM
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cynthia_gw

Baltimore Herb Festival in Leakin Park. Saturday, May 29th this year. It's not just Herbs. Lots of perennial,annual and everything else vendors. Cylburn digs their spring bulbs and sells them inexpensively for fall planting.

Here is a link that might be useful: 2010 Baltimore Herb Festival

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 9:02AM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

The Silver Spring Garden Club is having their annual plant sale on May 8th. at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton. Sorry but I'm new and don't have the time of this event but will find out and post later.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2010 at 5:37PM
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avoirgold(z7 MD)

Here is the list of Native Plant Sales from the MD Native Plant Society:

April 11
Plant Sale: American Natives Nursery, White Marsh, MD

April 24
Plant Sale: Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale, Alexandria, VA

April 24
Plant Sale: Audubon Society of Central Maryland, Mount Airy, MD

May 1
Plant Sale: American Natives Nursery, White Marsh, MD

May 8
Plant Sale: Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD

May 15
Plant Sale: Roland Park Civic League Beautification Committee

May 15
Plant Sale: Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter, at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA

May 15
Plant Sale: Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes Partnership, York, PA

August 21
Conference and Plant Sale: Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, MD

September 18
Plant Sale: Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter, at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA

September 25
Plant Sale: Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale, Alexandria, VA

Here is a link that might be useful: Native Plant Sales

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 10:55AM
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leslies(z7 No VA)

The spring plant sale at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond is worth a special trip. It will be from April 29 through May 1 this year.

Oh, the garden is nice, too ;-)

Here is a link that might be useful: spring plant sale

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 5:13PM
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oogy4plants(6B MD)

Black Hill Regional Park in Germantown, MD is having a native plant sale.

4/30 Fri. 5:00pm- 7:00pm
5/1 Sat. 9:00am-12:00pm

"Shop for nursery-propagated native wildflowers for your yard and garden, many of which are nectar and host plants for butterflies. The sale is offered by the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs, and all proceeds will be donated to Black Hill Nature programs. Look for it across from Black Hill park office, behind the old maintenance yard. "

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Hill Regional Park

    Bookmark   April 7, 2010 at 12:36PM
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meadow_lark(7)

Sotterly Garden Fair
Sotterly Plantation
St. Mary's County
April 17 & 18, 2010
10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm

Presentations on everything from Orchid Growing to Oyster Ranching by UMD Professors, Environmental Experts, and Master Gardeners in the historic Barn. Pick up a mallet and play croquet on the Croquet Lawn. Shop the booths for plants and hand-crafted wares by local Artisans. Fly a kite down on the field. Check out the Going Green! and eco-friendly exhibits. Take a tour through the magnificent Colonial Revival Gardens. Children are welcome to craft birdhouses, birdfeeders, and paper flowers. Enjoy lunch in the garden. Pick up some lovely additions for your garden at the Sotterley Garden Guild plant sale.

Admission is $7 for one day; $10 for a two day pass (Sotterley Members free the second day); Children under 12 FREE.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 2:40PM
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tropic_of_chesapeake(z7a Md AA Co)

Historic Londontown in Edgewater Md. is having their annual spring plant sale on Saturday April 24, 2010 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM. See link for more info.

Also in the Annapolis area: William Paca Garden Plant Sale
on Saturday, May 08, 2010 and and Sunday, May 9, from noon  4 p.m.
William Paca Garden, 1 Martin Street, Annapolis Md., 21401
Take a piece of the William Paca Garden home with you. Garden volunteers raise hundreds of perennials, annuals, woody plants, and vines in the garden, both heirlooms and brand new introductions. Staff and volunteers are on hand to help you select the right plant for every corner of your garden. A perfect outing for MotherÂs Day! Enter at 1 Martin Street.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Here is a link that might be useful: Historic Londontown Annual Plant Sale

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 4:27AM
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avoirgold(z7 MD)

The next 3 to 4 weekends are going to be jam-packed with sales. Here is a summary of what is up this weekend. The web-sites will have directions if address not listed here.

Historic Londontown in Edgewater Md. Saturday April 24 08:00 AM Â 12:00 PM.
http://www.historiclondontown.org/index.php/events/details/42-annual-spring-plant-sale

Herring Run Native Plant Nursery, Baltimore, MD Saturday April 24 10am  2pm
http://baywatersheds.org/herring-run-nursery/

FREE tree give-away Saturday April 24 9am  12pm (Walter P. Carter School, 820 E. 43rd St, Baltimore MD
http://baywatersheds.org/

Audubon Society of Central Maryland, Mount Airy, MD Saturday April 24 9am - 2pm
http://www.centralmdaudubon.org/psinfo.htm

Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale, Alexandria, VA Saturday April 24 9am  2pm
http://home.earthlink.net/~sknudsen/

HarperÂs Choice in Columbia, MD Multicultural Festival and Plant Sale in the Square in the Village Center Saturday April 24 9am  3pm (HarperÂs Choice Village Center, 5485 Harpers Farm Rd, Columbia, MD 21044)
http://www.harperschoicecommunityassociation.org/

Oakland Mills in Columbia, MD Annual Plant Sale, 9am  1pm and Rain Barrel Workshop & Sale, 10am at The Other Barn. If you are interested in purchasing a Rain Barrel ($55), call 410-381-0312. (Oakland Mills Village, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD)
http://www.oaklandmills.org/
http://www.oaklandmills.org/pdf/Plant%20Sale.pdf

Jen

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 10:09AM
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vineviz

avoirgold already mentioned our sale (thanks!) but here is a little more detail.

The Roland Park Civic League native plant sale is May 15th, in Baltmore. We will offer a selection of perennials, ferns, grasses, shrubs, and trees native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, perfect for planting in Roland Park landscapes. The sale will begin at 8am and last until the plants are sold (by 11am, we expect).

5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Here is a link that might be useful: Roland Park Native website

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 2:24PM
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lynnt(Z7 MD)

May 8th is also the Beltsville Garden Club plant sale #2, High Point High School, Beltsville MD (just N of the DC Beltway off 95). Starts at 8:00; get there early as the best stuff sells in the first 10 minutes!

I usually go there, then head off to Annapolis for the Paca house sale.

May 15th -- Green Springs Farm Park plant sale, off Gallows Rd at Little River Turnpike, Arlington VA. A wide range of wonderful vendors, including Friends of Green Springs (FROGS), North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS), and more. Another one to get to early.

May 22 -- American Iris Society show, Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna VA.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 12:04PM
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busyasabee(7MD)

The 2010 Pennsylvania Lavender Festival (June 18-20, 2010)
Willow Pond Farm, 145 Tract Road, Fairfield, PA 17320
(about 90-minutes from DC)

Here's the url link: http://www.palavenderfestival.com/about-festival

Jette

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 10:43AM
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lynnt(Z7 MD)

One last plant swap this Saturday, hosted by Washington Gardener magazine, at the 8th & H Farmer's Market NE. Be tehre around 9:30 to set out your plants, swap starts at 10.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2010 at 3:57PM
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sam_md

Irvine Science Ctr has their annual plant sale Saturday, August 27, its free and open to the public. This has got to be the best plant sale around, you buy direct from the grower. Several vendors will be there under a big tent. You can talk to the grower and ask questions. Located in the Caves Valley area of Baltimore County.

Here is a link that might be useful: Irvine Science Ctr, Garrison Forest Road

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 8:59PM
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sam_md

Non-profit Irvine Science Center will have their annual plant sale Saturday Auust 25, this is free and open to the public. As always, many growers/vendors, a really great affair.

Here is a link that might be useful: Irvine Science Ctr.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 9:13PM
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sam_md

The 2014 Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale is Saturday, Apr 26 located in Alexandria VA.
This is such a fun, festive event. Come buy every conceiveable of native plant directly from the people who propagated and grew them. HINT: get there early!

Here is a link that might be useful: Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 5:17PM
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McNovia

Where is the MAG spring swap located?

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 11:07AM
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sujiwan_gw

Burtonsville, MD (Offut Rd) There are signs. Check the old Exchanges for exact address.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2014 at 3:42PM
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