Everyone's favorite gardening extravaganza!
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8am-4pm
Carriage House Lawn
$5 for Marketplace / free for Maymont members and children 16 & under
Do you have a unique garden or herb-related product that you would like to sell at the festival? Contact our special events department by email or by phone at 804-358-7166, ext. 301 to find out more about our vendor application process.
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. Check back frequently for new vendors.
Boulevard Flower Gardens
Cedar Creek Gardens
delli Carpini Farm
Down the Garden Path
Elle and I - Custom Wreaths
The Enchanted Garden
Fletch’s Garden Products (FGP)
Forest Lane Botanicals
Forrest Green Farm
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Gardens & Accessories by Teresa
Green Heron Tools
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Hats Galore & More
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
Itty Bitty Landscapes
J Lynn Nursery
The Larkin Tea Co.
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Mill Lake Haven
Morningside Farm & Nursery
No Mouse in the House
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Rivanna Ridge Soaps
Roots and Blooms
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Toad Song Farm
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Wandering Cow Farm
A Wise Gardener
World of Salvias
Food Court Corner
Enjoy fabulous food from local and regional vendors at the event. Your delicious choices include crepes, barbeque, specialty drinks, herbal delicacies and vegetarian options. Enjoy your favorites or try something new! Check back frequently for new vendors.
de Rochonnet delights Chocolatier
The Herb Works
King of Pops
Mrs. Yoder's Kitchen
Old Dominion Herb Society
“Simply” Street Food
Whole Foods Market
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 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? Call 804-358-7166, ext. 301 or send us an email. 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. Click here for more ideas and read our donation guidelines.
Interactive Herb Station, presented by Whole Foods Market
With hundreds of herb varieties to choose from, shopping at Herbs Galore can be a bit overwhelming. Which herbs are culinary? Are they hardy in our region? Should I make my recipe with dried or fresh herbs? Learn the basics with help from Whole Foods Market experts at the Interactive Herb Station. Stop by to touch, feel and sniff some popular herbs, taste a delicious herb vinaigrette, and pick up some new recipes to try.
Meet the Experts
Meet the Expert sessions are located under a tent in the Marketplace and are free with Marketplace admission.
Your Body, Your Tools
Presented by Green Heron Tools
A healthy body helps you live the life that you want, and garden as long as you like. This interactive program will focus on choosing and using tools - and your own body - in ways that minimize injuries and pain and make the most of your time in the garden.
Presented by Phil Walling
If you can cook a burger, then you can make great homebrew! This introduction will cover homebrewing an extract and will provide a grain beer recipe. Ingredients, equipment, procedures, safety, and tips for better homebrewing will also be covered.
Don’t Plant this Shrub, Drink it!
Presented by Karen Solana
The original soft drink, shrubs are vinegar-based drinks with an ancient past that are popular again today. With healthful benefits, shrubs make sweet and savory cocktails as well as refreshing sodas. Learn about this fascinating drink and how to make your own shrubs. It’s easy and addictive with countless variations.
Herb of the Year: Savory
Presented by Cindy Nivala
Learn about the 2015 Herb of the Year, Winter and Summer Savory, the differences and similarities of their culture in the garden, their many uses and rich history, and how you can use Savories at home.
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. Plant Check is located just inside the festival entrance near the Hampton Street gate.
Parking for Herbs Galore & More is available at Maymont's three parking lots - Hampton Street (closest to the event, Maymont Mansion and the gardens), the Robins Nature & Visitor Center and the Children's Farm. Limited street parking is also available.
A loading zone will be available near the Magnolia Gate for temporary parking while you load your purchases.
An ATM machine will be available on-site at the festival. Forget to stop by the bank before your visit? No problem! Need more cash to buy more plants, crafts or lunch? No problem! The ATM will be located outside the festival entrance, near the Herb Garden.