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September 2022 | Fall Native Plant Sale

Member Preview Sale: September 15 | 4pm-6pm

Public Sale:  September 17-18, 24-25 | 9am-4:30pm

Choose from an incredible array of beautiful and unusual native plants for a variety of garden sites and styles, from wet ponds to dry rock gardens. Many of these are excellent plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to your yard. The Virginia Living Museum’s horticulture staff holds this annual sale as a fund-raiser, but the real goal is to introduce the gardening public to the incredible variety of native plants that will do well in the landscape, and to educate gardeners about those which are better left in the wild. Native plants are good choices for area gardeners because such plants tolerate the area’s weather and serve as food and shelter for area wildlife, while also providing a good show in the garden.

The sale will be held in the Conservation Garden. The Museum’s knowledgeable horticulture staff will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the wildlife benefits of native plants and help with any particular gardening situations. All plants are nursery propagated and many are not yet available in the commercial nursery trade.
Sale held rain or shine in the museum’s Conservation Garden. Admission to the sale is free.

Garden Lovers Tour

Got a green thumb or know someone who does? Treat them to a walk in our Native Gardens with one of our VLM Horticulturists! Find out what’s blooming on-site as you go behind the “greens” to see how we’re growing native! You might even leave with tricks and tips you can use in your yard/ home garden while understanding the true benefit of planting and growing native plants.

Dates: Available on alternating Wednesdays at 3:00pm May 25 – September 14.
Duration of activity: 45 minutes with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the Museum & Trail.
Capacity: up to 9 participants
Guest Tip: Comfortable shoes, lots of walking, no age minimum.

On-Site Horticultural Consultation

During the On-Site Horticultural Consultations, our Horticulture expert will travel to your home to establish what you are looking to accomplish with your landscaping. In a 1-2 hour tour of your yard, our expert will discuss with you what plants you currently have, make suggestions on plantings, and will draw up a rough design plan. $150
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