Herb & Garden Faire 2008

May 7, 2008

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.

plants with a past 150x150 Herb & Garden Faire 2008If 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.

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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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Marc @ Garden Desk May 12, 2008 at 10:51 am

That looks like a great event! Now that I’ve gone to the Baker Creek Spring Planting Festival in Missouri, I understand how wonderful events like these can be. I encourage all gardeners to find events like these to visit. There are probably good events like the Herb & Garden Faire and the Baker Creek Festivals in other parts of the country (and world).

Thanks Kenny for sharing about this one in your area. If I don’t go to Baker Creek next year, maybe I’ll come up your way!

Kenny Point May 13, 2008 at 6:27 am

Hey Marc, glad to hear that you had a great time at the Baker Creek gardening festival, I was going to ask you how it was and will look out for your review over on your site. I would like to attend that one sometime.

N. & J. May 20, 2008 at 6:18 pm

I haven’t seen anything like that around Southern Colorado although I imagine they might have something like that in the Boulder area.

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