2023 Plant Native! Festival

A festival to celebrate the benefits of native plants with a special emphasis on Fall is for Planting. 

Saturday October 21, 2023

Crump Park  3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060

Vendor Fair: 10 am-2 pm

Speakers under the big tent:

10:30-11:00 Starting Native Seeds: The Lazy Gardener’s Way with Bland Goddin, Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee Member

11:15 – 12:15 Native Trees: A Precious Resource Panel in conjunction with Celebrate Virginia Native Trees Month

Edward Olsen, Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources – Horticulture

Lauren Fitzhugh, Marketing and Social Media Manager at Colesville Nursery and Sales

Janine Lester, BCMA, Municipal Specialist Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

1:00 – 1:30 Plant This Not That with Sheryl Smith, Certified Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteer

Keynote Speaker @ 2:30pm Nancy Lawson  Author of The Humane Gardener and Wildscape sponsored by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program

This is a free event.   Note: Native Plants represented in the logo

The following list will be updated periodically.

Native Plant Sellers:

A Wise Gardener

Cutleaf Nursery

Davis Natives

Good Seed Natives

Greenwitch Gardens and Native Plants

Hill House Farm & Nursery

Horticulture, ACE Center at Virginia Randolph

Local Ecotype Richmond Natives

Parallel Nursery

RVA Homegrown Natives

Woodside Paw Paw

Informational Organizations:

Box Turtle Santuary of VA

Central Virginia Waste Management Authority

Flora of Virginia Project

Future Habitats

Henrico Conservation Action Network – HCAN

Henrico County Department of Public Works

Henrico County Planning Department – HenricoNEXT

Henrico County Public Library

Henrico Environmental Action Resource Team – H.E.A.R.T

Henrico Extension Office/Henrico Master Gardeners

James River Association – rain barrel workshop

Keep Virginia Beautiful

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden


Plant RVA Natives

Pocahontas Chapter – Virginia Native Plant Society

Sierra Club

Truetimber Arborists

Virginia Bluebird Society

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

Virginia Master Naturalists – Riverine Chapter

Virginia State University

Wetland Studies and Solutions

Wild Ones – Greater Richmond Virginia Chapter

Non-Plant Sellers:

Rabbit & Wren

Sativa’s Garden LLC

Tiny Vegan

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