"The theme of the 2014 Festival, Our Cities, Our Planet, will examine the challenges posed by Earth’s urban environments and the efforts of the world’s cities to balance environmental and economic needs."
"This year’s topics include the philosophy and design intent behind the new innovative native plant garden at the New York Botanic Garden, the many reasons to use more native ferns in your landscape, ponds and aquatic plants for all spaces, propagation how-to’s, practical alternative energy projects for the garden, and more." See USNA web site about fee and pre-registration.
See their Web site for plant sale dates and hours open only to UDBG patrons and friends; open to the general public on April 25-26, 2014. Download their extensive Spring Plant Sale catalog listing plant materials which will be available for sale.
"The... annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale features new, rare, and hard-to-find plants, garden supplies, used books, children's activities, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Bring your garden questions to National Arboretum staff members for expert advice." Free admission. See Web site for hours open only to members of Friends of the National Arboretum and hours open to the public.
Historic Downtown Leesburg will play host to lush landscapes and gorgeous gardens. More than 150 vendors will display or feature landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers, herbs and more.
"Stroll through the native plant gardens at the peak of the season, enjoy live music, gardening demonstrations, and more. The first 500 families receive a free plant. Discover sustainable landscaping ideas and explore ecological gardening..." Event is free.
"[The garden fair will be]... featuring over 6,000 plants and vegetables, 30 invited vendors, talks on topical gardening related subjects, demonstrations and exhibits, compost workshop, good food and a special exhibit on gardening history and free tours at the Pasto Ag Museum. The Plant Sale will feature thousands of potted plants including perennials, annuals, herbs, houseplants, vegetables, noteworthy plants, pollinator and native plants, and others."
If you have an horticultural or garden design event you wish to see listed here, please contact Hortuscape Designs.