It’s that time again, and if you live anywhere near the Central Pennsylvania area it may be worthwhile to take a ride over to Lancaster, PA this weekend for the annual Herb & Garden Faire at the Landis Valley Museum.
This has become my favorite spring gardening event because there is always a great turnout of terrific vendors offering all sorts of interesting plants, seeds, crafts, and gardening accessories for sale.
If you’re drawn towards unique, rare, and heirloom plant varieties then the herb fair is the perfect place to do a little shopping for the garden. From vegetable transplants, berry canes, herb plants, water lilies, fruit trees, antique roses, ornamentals, and native plants… you can find them all for sale this weekend at the museum.
It’s not just about heirloom plants though, the Weathervane Museum Store will be open with its collection of books, gifts and artwork featuring PA German craftsmanship. In addition some of the vendors specialize in a variety of handmade crafts such as baskets, brooms, pottery, herbal soaps, and other handcrafted items for the home and garden.
The Herb & Garden Faire takes place on Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th. Hours are from 9am to 5pm on both days and admission is $6.00 with children under 5 admitted for free. You can find directions and more information on the Landis Valley Museum website, or view the vendor list here.
So if you need to pick up a few heirloom tomato plants, some herbs for the kitchen garden, or a last minute Mother’s Day gift, just stop in at Landis Valley Museum this weekend and be sure to say hello if you see me wandering around with an armload of vegetable seedlings.
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