River Farm Announces Spring Yard Sale

Caught spring fever? The best prescription is to spend part of your weekend at the Spring Garden Market on the grounds of River Farm, home to the American Horticultural Society.

This event attracts over 40 vendors and will take place on Friday April 8 and Saturday April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The market will offer a wide variety of plants, including vegetable, native and pollinator favorite plants. Also be on the lookout for artwork, tools, books and other horticultural accessories. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening.

“This is a great opportunity to support local growers and buy some great plants you won’t find anywhere else,” said AHS Director Keith Tomlinson. The Spring Garden Market not only features an array of artists and nature-themed garden produce vendors, but it’s also a major fundraiser to help sustain and support the stewardship of River Farm.

The 25-acre estate was brought to market in 2020, initially as part of a proposed merger with another national association. Opposition from the board and the community halted the sale, the property was reopened to the public.

All proceeds raised from this event will help maintain and improve the show gardens for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community. Customers will have access to a limited selection of carts and trolleys to shop with, but customers are encouraged to bring their own.

Parking is $20 per car and waived for AHS members showing a current membership card or other proof of membership such as an online receipt. Non-members may apply the fee for a new membership during the event. To join, go to www. ahsgarding.org/join. For more information, call 703-768-5700.

by the team at Alexandria Living magazine

March 11, 2022