The American Horticultural Society’s annual Spring Garden Market is a two-day plant sale and garden product marketplace held at the organization’s headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, VA. The event is one of the largest fundraisers for River Farm, a neighborhood treasure of national horticultural and historical relevance. One of George Washington’s original five farms, River Farm showcases AHS’s vision of a nation of sustainable gardens for the public to enjoy, appreciate and learn about nature and gardening. 

This year, we are excited to announce that the 2023 Spring Garden Market will take place April 14 – 15 and will be celebrating 50 years that AHS has resided on the beautiful 25-acre property along the Potomac.

Join Us at the 2023 Spring Garden Market!

• Shop for natives, specialty plants, herbs, and much more.
• Browse garden-themed art, books, tools, and garden accessories.
• View garden-themed paintings by local artists on display in the Manor House.
• Explore the gardens in spring bloom.
• Food available for purchase on-site.

Entry Fee: 

• $5 per walk-up or $20 per car parking fee per family.
• Children 6 and under are free.
American Horticultural Society members are free with membership ID or the March/April 2023 issue of The American Gardener magazine.
Alexandria Historic Garden Week participants are free with event wristbands.
No refunds, rain or shine.

Not an AHS member yet? Join today!

Interested in becoming a VendorSign-up to be a vendor.

Interested in becoming a SponsorBecome a sponsor today.  

Interested in Volunteering? Email plantsale@ahsgardening.org.

For information about selling your plants or garden-related products as a vendor or sharing information about your organization or programs as an educational booth at the Spring Garden Market, please contact us at plantsale@ahsgardening.org or call (703) 768-5700 ext.137

 

Here is a list of 2022 sponsors/vendors. Stay tuned to see who is participating this year!
Alexandria Living Magazine
Baskit, Don’t Bag It
Bees and Beetles
Blue Ridge Gardens
Bruce Ciske Pottery
Cymron Cottage Nursery
Down the Garden Path
Fairfax County Master Gardener Association
Four Seasons Garden Club
Hill House Farm & Nursery
Kenkashi Microbes
Kino Alpaca Criations 
Medina Mercantile
Nature By Design
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
Patina Polish Living
Persimmon Street Ceramics
Radical Roots Organic Farm
Reinventing-Reality Photo Collage
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
Seven Bends Nursery
Shade Metals
Three Stone Steps
Tree Talk Natives
Washington Gardener Magazine

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Interested in becoming a SponsorLearn about the various sponsorship options and benefits.

Photo Gallery

Enjoy these highlights from previous Spring Garden Markets:

 

Directions by Motor Vehicle or Bike

1) The easiest way to reach River Farm is by motor vehicle since public transportation options are not close by.

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From Old Town Alexandria

Take Washington Street south through the city of Alexandria. Washington Street becomes the George Washington Memorial Parkway at the south end of Alexandria. Go 3.5 miles, pass under the stone bridge and take the next left, following the signs for East Boulevard Drive, Herbert Springs, and Arcturus. Take another immediate left on East Boulevard Drive and the American Horticultural Society will be to your right.

From the Beltway (either direction)

Exit onto Route 1 North, then take the first right onto Franklin Street. Turn right on South Washington Street, which becomes the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Follow directions above.

From the south on Mount Vernon Highway

After passing Mount Vernon’s circle on the Mount Vernon Highway (235), continue traveling north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway until you see the sign for East Boulevard Drive. Turn right at the second sign for East Boulevard Drive. Take an immediate left onto East Boulevard Drive. The American Horticultural Society will be to your right.

2) Biking is another great option for getting to River Farm.

River Farm is near the paved Mount Vernon Trail, between Alexandria Avenue and Wellington Road. We have free bike racks in our parking lot.

River Farm and the American Horticultural Society participate in Bike to Work Days, offering discounted memberships on those days, and a year-round welcome to cyclists.