For local gardeners and anyone close enough to the Central PA area to take a nice day trip, there’s a great gardening event in the works.
This is a little advance notice of the upcoming Landis Valley Museum Herb & Garden Faire that will be held near Lancaster, PA next week.
Garden Fair Dates and Times
This is its 20th year for this annual event and the herb faire dates are May 11th and the 12th with the festivities running from 9 am to 5 pm on both days. Parking is free and admission for the day is only $6 per person. You can get additional information from the Landis Valley Museum’s Calendar of Events.
The Landis Valley Herb & Garden Faire is my favorite gardening event in the area and is one of the largest plant and garden sales held on the entire East Coast. One of the things that make this garden faire special is that there are so many rare, unusual, and heirloom plant varieties avaliable for sale.
Heirloom Plants, Seeds, and More
The Heirloom Seed Project will be on hand as usual, offering old-fashioned and historic plants and seeds for you to select from. The event’s vendor list currently displays over eighty merchants including a large number that specialize in heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs, and even flowers such as antique roses.
If you’re looking for something unusual or searching for a hard to locate plant this is a great opportunity to obtain varieties that you won’t find at the average nursery or greenhouse. You’ll also find bonsai plants, aquatic gardening supplies, crafts, gourmet food items, herbal products, handmade soaps, candles, and much more.
So load up your market baskets, wagons, and plant carts and make plans to attend the 2007 Landis Valley Museum’s Herb and Garden Faire. For the gardening enthusiast you’re not likely to find a bigger and better selection of incredible plants including many uncommon and heirloom varieties.
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