Master Gardener Plant Sales

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fritillary on echinacea

Looking for a good deal on plants? Check out your local Master Gardener group’s plant sale!

Master Gardener plant sales often include plants dug up from the members’ own gardens. The Master Gardeners dig them, divide them, pot them, and baby them until they get to pass them on to the public.

In addition to getting a good deal on healthy plants, buying your plants at a Master Gardener plant sale has added benefits. While shopping, you can get additional information about growing that plant. If you get it home and have questions three months later, Master Gardeners are still there. Just call them! Not sure how? Check with your local Cooperative Extension office. In Virginia, find your local VCE office here.

Here, in alphabetical order, are some of the Master Gardener plant sales in Virginia, as well as others I know of. Before you head out, check the website for each group just in case things have changed.

Contact us to add your Master Gardener group’s plant sale! 

2018 Master Gardener Plant Sales


VCE Master Gardener Plant Sales in Virginia

Bedford Area Master GardenersPlant Sale – Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Bedford Center CVCC, 1633 Venture Blvd, Bedford, Virginia 24523

Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener AssociationPlant Sale – Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 965 Pleasant Valley Rd, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801.

Chesapeake Master GardenersAnnual Plant Sale – Friday, April 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Chesapeake Municipal Center, 212 Holt Dr, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

master gardeners plant sale

master gardeners plant sale

Hampton Master Gardeners – Spring Plant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Bluebird Gap Farm, 60 Pine Chapel Rd, Hampton, Virginia 23666

Heart of Virginia Master GardenersPlant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:99 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Farmville Train Station,510 W 3rd St, Farmville, Virginia 23901

Hill City Master Gardeners – Festival of Gardening and Annual Plant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Riverside Park, 2238 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503

James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners – Plant Sale – Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Nelson County Master Gardeners – Annual Plant Sale – Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Devil’s Backbone Basecamp, 200 Mosby’s Run, Roseland, Virginia 22967

Newport News Master GardenersMG Plant Sale – Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,Christopher Newport University’s Gardening Symposium, Freeman Center, 1 University Pl, Newport News, Virginia 23606

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener AssociationGardenFest and Plant Sale, Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Rd, Middletown, Virginia 22645

Northern Virginia Master GardenersPlant Sale – Saturday, May 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road,, Alexandria, Virginia 22312

Piedmont Master Gardeners – Annual Plant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., IX Art Park, 522 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Portsmouth Master GardenersOpen Garden & Spring Plant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., location information needed.

Rapidan River Master Gardeners – Plant/Yard Sale – Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Carver Piedmont Technical Center, 9398 N.James Madison Hwy (Rt 15), Rapidan, Virginia 22733

Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners Association – Plant Sale – Saturday, May 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., location information needed.

Suffolk Master Gardeners AssociationPlant Sale – Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434

Virginia Beach Master GardenersSpring Plant Sale – Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 3640 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453

Washington County Va Master GardenersGarden Faire – Friday, April 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center 1 Partnership Cir, Abingdon, Virginia 24210

Western Tidewater Master Gardeners – Plant Sale, Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Carrollton Library, 14362 New Towne Haven Lane, Carrollton, Virginia 23314


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pink aster

WVU Master Gardener Plant Sales in West Virginia

Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master Gardeners – Garden Fest & Plant Sale -Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Bedington Ruritan, 3947 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404

Morgan County Extension Master Gardeners  – Annual Plant Fair – Friday, May 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Berkeley Springs State Park, 2 S Washington St, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411


UME Master Gardener Plant Sales in Maryland

Baltimore County Master Gardeners – Annual Plant Sale – Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030


I love Master Gardener plant sales so much that I organize ours!

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association holds its plant sale the first Saturday of June at GardenFest at Belle Grove Plantation in Middleburg, Virginia.

Leading our plant sale keeps me busy for nine months out of the year, and I enjoy every minute, from digging plants to starting seeds, to coordinating dozens of volunteers. It’s an amazing event that brings together the efforts of over 100 Extension Master Gardeners! I love working with my friends on this project.

Proceeds from the plant sale help fund, in part, sponsored educational programs offered in Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties. Come see us June 2, 2018 and get a great deal on plants, and say hi! (Longtime attendees know to get there early for the best selection.)

 

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

2 comments to Master Gardener Plant Sales

  • CM Rooker

    Hello!

    We are putting a lot of butterfly friendly plants in, and I am desperately trying to find milkweed plants for monarchs to use. They do not like be dug up, as the root system does not transfer well, and I have not had good luck buying plants on line. Also, the seeds have to be dealt with in the fall. If you know ANY place selling the plants within a 2 hour radius, I would appreciate the info!
    Harrisonburg

    • Rockbridge Area Master Gardener Association’s sale is Saturday 5/19/18 at Devil’s Backbone, and their plant list shows both Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) and A. tuberosa (butterfly milkweed). Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association will also have both at our sale 6/2/18 and possibly some A. incarnata. You can also check with native plant sellers. I can’t refer one as an Extension Master Gardener, but if you google “Virginia Native Plant Nursery” (no quotation marks), you’ll get plenty of sellers. Maybe also check the farmers market Saturday.

      All are really easy to start from seed, as well, after a period of cold, moist stratification. If you pick up a few plants now, make sure to buy some seeds, too, and you can grow all the milkweed you need for just a couple bucks!

      Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by. – Stacey (I’ll also email this to you.)

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