Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Virginia Go Green Garden Fest - September 11, 2010

The fifth annual Virginia GoGreen Garden Festival will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010, at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA. This fun, educational event, sponsored by the Virginia Green Industry Council, runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Parking is free on the museum lot.

There will be many items for sale, including plants, garden products, landscaping services, fresh honey, crafts, gardening books, pottery , landscape photographs and much more .

Expert Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your gardening questions and observation hives will be on display for visitors to see bees in action making honey. Children’s activities will include bunny petting, crafts and face painting.

The Festival also features live music by local artists, food by local bakers and lunch by Strawberry Street Foods.

One of the Festival’s goals is to help make environmental stewardship a way of life for every person of any age. Exhibits will provide information and demonstrations on how each of us can do our part to improve air and water quality, recycle our finite natural resources and maintain the health and well being of our Chesapeake Bay. The Science Museum of Virginia will offer tours of their environmental displays throughout the day with special discounts on museum passes.

Make plans now to attend the Garden Festival Saturday, September 11. Enjoy a few hours of fun and information for the entire family and go home with a rain barrel, a lavender plant, a bird house, a Barn Again wood product or the makings for a backyard pond. For more information on the Festival, contact Rick Baker at or 301.275.2077. Virginia GoGreen Garden Festival handout (pdf format)

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