Tickets now available for the Spring Garden Market at River Farm

Tickets now available for the Spring Garden Market at River Farm

Three Week Countdown for the 2024 Spring Garden Market at River Farm - Presented by the American Horticultural Society

Online tickets now available for River Farm’s annual plant and nature-inspired marketplace.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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

About the American Horticultural Society
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) has been fostering innovation and passion for gardening and horticultural excellence since 1922. The Society’s membership includes over 22,000 individuals, including aspiring, new, and experienced gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and horticultural professionals, as well as numerous partner organizations. Through our educational programs, awards, and publications, the AHS connects people to gardening, raises awareness of earth-friendly gardening practices, introduce children to plants, and showcases the art and practice of horticulture.

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