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Online Tickets Now Available for River Farm’s Annual Plant Market

2024 Spring Garden Market at River Farm Presented by the American Horticultural Society

Green lawns with Tents and big plant sale at River Farm in ALexandria VA
American Horticultural Society’s Spring Market Sale at River Farm. (Photo: AHS)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Celebrate the start of gardening season with the American Horticultural Society’s annual Spring Garden Market at River Farm. This much-anticipated outdoor event, one of River Farm’s largest and most popular fundraisers, brings together plant, seed and garden accessory retailers, nature-focused artists and authors, gardening experts, food vendors, and fun for the whole family. The 2024 Spring Garden Market will take place April 12 & 13, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at River Farm.

Rows of pots and baskets for sale
Baskets and other items are available from various vendors at the annual AHS Spring Market, (Photo: AHS)


Entrance to the Spring Garden Market may be purchased at the event or online in advance at Entry fee is $5 per person for walk-up or $20 per car including all passengers. There is no entry fee or parking fee for AHS members including car passengers. Children six years of age and under are free. Additional restrictions and exceptions are available on the Spring Garden Market webpage.

Artist standing with his pictures in a market
Art and other interesting things are available for sale at the annual AHS Spring Plan Sale at River Farm.

Joining the Spring Garden Market for the first time this year are Mid-Atlantic Pine Straw Mulch, Plants with Purpose Farm featuring edible landscape plants, Gryffin River Shack and their decorative oyster garlands and wreaths, Pawfectly Delicious Dog Treats, and many others. Returning horticultural favorites include Nature by Design, Hill House Farm & Nursery, and Radical Roots Community Farm, among many others. Ask your toughest plant and gardening questions with the Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association. Boost your energy with delicious botanical baked goods from Lilian and Nathalie Cake, a cup of fresh coffee from The Little Well, and the always pleasing barbeque from Rocklands.

Alpaca at AHS Spring Annual Plant Sale
Alpaca at the Annual AHS Spring Market (Photo: AHS)

Proceeds from the Spring Garden Market directly contribute to the maintenance, beautification and preservation of River Farm, headquarters of the AHS since 1973. Once part of George Washington’s farmland, the 25-acre site overlooking the Potomac River is enhanced by a blend of formal and naturalistic gardens, including an award-winning children’s garden, woodlands, and many breathtaking views. With free access to the community six days a week, River Farm is truly a local and national horticultural and historical treasure.

Wagon filled with plants
Wagons like this are available for customers to load up their plan buys at the festival. (Photo: AHS)

The Spring Garden Market is made possible thanks to its generous sponsors: Alexandria Living Magazine, Bartlett Tree Experts, Lauren Bishop – McEnearney Realtors, Linemark, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Thomas J. Fannon & Sons, Wegmans, and The Zebra.


River Farm is located at 7931 E. Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, Virginia 22308. Current hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free entry and parking (excluding special events). For more information, call (703) 768-5700 ext. 114 or visit


Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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