The 17th Annual Festival of Gardening will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the Aviary in Miller Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come early as the biggest, healthiest, most unusual plants sell quickly. Vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ground covers grown by Master Gardeners will be available at good prices. Planters, garden books, and unique garden accessories will help complete the garden landscape. Coffee, cold drinks, baked items, and snacks will also be for sale.
Seminars in the Aviary begin at 9:30 a.m. as Joe Pond speaks on "Do Plants Think? Amazing New Insights into Plant Biology." How plants communicate with each other, predators, pollinators and other critters is both entertaining and informative. At 11 a.m., Kathy Seals will ask, "Want to Make Butterflies? Plant Pollinators." She will show how to bring butterflies to life by incorporating native species in your garden.
Free demonstrations during the morning feature bee keeping, rain barrel construction, irrigation, sub irrigation planter systems, composting with worms, and taking great pictures of flowers and gardens. There will be activities and free plants for children. In addition, Master Gardeners will help answer all your gardening questions.
Join your friends and neighbors, get free gardening education and help, all while supporting the community service work of Master Gardeners in Lynchburg, Amherst and Campbell Counties.