BIG PLANT SALE, GREEN ROOFS, URBAN MEADOWS AND ANSWERS TO YOUR GARDENING QUESTIONS ALL PART OF THE VIRGINIA GOGREEN GARDEN FESTIVAL.
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS)
announces the sixth annual Virginia GoGreen Garden Festival Saturday,
September 24, 2011, at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad
Street in Richmond, VA. Activities take place in the Gardener Pavilion
rain or shine. The multi-faceted 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.
This year’s Festival features plants for display and sale by Virginia
growers, plant raffles every half hour, gardening products that can
help make your yard the envy of the neighborhood, landscaping services
that give your yard that wow factor, information on creating rain
gardens using native plants, presentations by Sandy of Sandy’s Plants
about fall gardening and perennials that thrive in Central Virginia and
much more. Other attractions include Richard Nunnally of WCVE-TV’s Virginia Home Grown
answering your plant and gardening questions and Catherine Zimmerman of
The Meadow Project with a presentation on urban and suburban meadows.
She will sign her book Urban & Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces.
Food is available for purchase and Triad from Glen Allen will perform
blue grass and popular music. The Silly Bus with entertain children
with interactive music, and the sales area includes crafts, garden
products, the Countryside Bakery, fall decorations and more. Exhibits
will focus on garden and landscape design, green roofs and environmental
stewardship for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This annual family event
is produced by the Virginia Green Industry Council to promote the
Virginia horticulture industry, encourage interest in gardening and
promote environmental stewardship.
Make plans now to attend the Garden Festival Saturday, September 24.
Enjoy a few hours of fun and information for the entire family and go
home with plants, decorations and ideas to make your garden the best it
can be. For more information on the Festival, contact Rick Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.275.2077.