GardenFest, a day of gardening fun, education, and shopping, is always the first Saturday in June at Belle Grove Plantation.

 FREE admission and parking.

June 1, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Belle Grove Plantation
336 Belle Grove Rd
Middletown, VA 22645


Scheduled events for 2019 include:

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale – Mature shrubs, houseplants, perennials, and more. Most less than $5 each. Cash and credit cards accepted. Follow our Facebook page for frequent updates on plants and check back here for our planned plant list (coming soon). Arrive early for best selection.
  • Gartenhaus Workshops – hands-on workshops where you can make garden wreaths, create flower art, and learn about native bee houses.
  • “Second Hand Rose” Rummage Sale – pick up gently used gardening items at a great price.
  • Master Gardener Tool Sharpening – drop off tools, watch experienced sharpeners, and pick up your items before you leave.
  • Birdhouse Decorating Contest – New for 2019! – enter a birdhouse and win prizes! See full details and entry form on the 2019 Birdhouse Contest Brochure
  • Children’s Trail – Crafts and activities to help youth learn more about gardening and nature.
  • Animals – Meet a llama and goat in person and see a K-9 demonstration from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Teaching-Garden Tours – Walk through the Belle Grove teaching garden with the Master Gardener Volunteers who know it best.
  • Gardening Vendors – Shop from a variety of quality plant vendors and other gardening-related booths.
  • Nonprofit Information Booths – Learn about some of the nonprofit groups that serve the Shenandoah Valley.
  • FoodLunch options offered by Frederick County 4-H Eggs n’ Ears, with select vendors offering additional snack options.
  • Master Gardener Information BoothGet answers to your gardening questions or learn about joining the Master Gardener program

GardenFest is hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Belle Grove Plantation and sponsored and coordinated by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. Follow NSVMGA’s Facebook page for event updates, plant sale and vendor information, and other updates.