Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friends of the National Arboretum Annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale tomorrow and Saturday

Friends of the National Arboretum Annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 (10 am - 1 pm Members Only, 1pm - 4pm Open to the Public)
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 (9 am - 4 pm Open to the Public)

There is no better way to kick-off the gardening season this spring than attending the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA)’s Annual Garden Fair, April 26-27 at the National Arboretum. Held in conjunction with Arbor Day, FONA’s plant sale and garden fair is continually recognized for its premier selection of new, rare and exotic plants that are best suited for growing in the Washington, D.C. area.
Whether you are a seasoned gardener, a plant novice or just looking to spruce up your apartment balcony, each year, the National Arboretum’s top plant experts are on site to provide skilled advice and ensure customers walk away with the plants best suited for their individual gardening interests.
FONA’s garden fair is more than just a plant sale - stop by to catch a performance by the Washington Revels or nibble from an array of popular D.C. food trucks. Plus, FONA Books will be offering an extensive selection of gently used gardening and horticulture books at thrifty prices.
Also, don’t forget to wander into the heart of the Arboretum to catch a glimpse of the stunning collection of seasonal plants in full bloom including the Azalea Collection. The D.C. Department of the Environment (DCDOE) will also have a booth at the Garden Fair to showcase Riversmart, a new initiative that provides grants to DC homeowners, businesses and churches for green infrastructure.
The Garden Fair is on the grounds of the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE. For more information or to become a member, visit
The Friends of the National Arboretum is an independent, non-profit organization established to enhance, through public and private sector resources, support for the U.S. National Arboretum.

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