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North Fulton Master Gardeners Announce 23rd Annual Garden Faire

 April 20, 2024 at The Grove at Wills Park, Alpharetta

New This Year, Annual Plant Sale Features Alpharetta’s Community Agriculture Program and the North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society

There will be something for everyone. Vendors with garden accessories and tools, a wide variety of plants, including natives, heirloom plants and vegetable, herb and cut flower starts, and the popular “Pass-Along-Plant-Sale” featuring thousands of plants from the Master Gardeners’ own gardens. Other attractions include speakers, a Children’s Corner, the Fleatique, the popular Ask-a-Master Gardener Booth, delicious food and much more.

Admission is free and proceeds from Garden Faire will provide scholarships and benefit community education efforts and project gardens supported by the North Fulton Master Gardeners volunteer organization. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help shoppers choose the plants that best meet their needs and answer gardening questions.

See our Media Release.

When

 

April 20, 2024

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Rain or shine

 

Where/Directions

 

The Grove at Wills Park

175 Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA  30009

The Grove at Wills Park is south of downtown Alpharetta, one block west of Hwy 9 just off Old Milton Road (Hwy 120). It is readily findable on Google.

 

 

Parking/Shuttle/Plant holding service

 

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There is parking right at the Alpharetta Community center, which is in front of The Grove (175 Roswell Street). If the parking lot is full, there is overflow parking located at Amana Academy, 285 S. Main Street, Alpharetta, which is just off Roswell Street, about 3 blocks South of The Grove Parking lot. It is readily findable with Google Maps and is marked on the map above.

The City of Alpharetta will provide shuttle service from 7:30am to 3:00pm which will travel to and from The Grove to the overflow parking at Amana Academy. The shuttle will run approximately every 10 - 15 minutes. There will also be a secure Plant Holding location in the parking lot at The Grove where you can hold your plants until you can get your car and pick up your plants/Fleatique items.

 

Types of Plants for Sale

 

The popular North Fulton Master Gardeners Pass-along Plant Sale will feature more than 2000 beautiful plantings suitable for sun and shade. The selection will include annuals, vegetables, groundcovers, hostas, daylilies, perennials, small shrubs and much more.

The North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society will have a selection of native perennials, shrubs, vines, and trees. Approximately 2000 plants will be available for pollinator gardens and residential landscapes.

The Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program will have unique varieties of organic, heirloom, and non-GMO plants, grown from seed at Old Rucker Farm. Approximately 5000 vegetable, herb, flower seedlings will be available for home gardens.

A few hints: Vendors, Partners and NFMG will have separate payment kiosks. Please separate your finds accordingly. Also, carts and bags will be available but limited. Many people bring their own for personal ease.

 

Fleatique-Vintage and Gently-Used Garden Decor

We all love a good thrifting opportunity! You will find something to love in this curated shop of donated goods. Gently-used Garden items, art, household décor, and more to be sold at this garden focused flea market. Stop for some great deals! You never know what treasures you will find. Located in the Community Center Gym.

 

Kids activities

 

The ever-popular Children’s Corner will be active from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This year, children will have a choice of planting a tomato, making a seed necklace and learning about worm composting with one of our partners. Plus there will be coloring if your child needs a relaxing moment.

 

Ask-a-Master Gardener Booth

Highly trained and experienced Master Gardeners will be on hand to provide horticultural support to all-levels of gardeners-weekend weeders to seasoned sowers! Stop by, say hello, and have your gardening questions answered.

Speakers

 

We are currently working on a lineup of topics and speakers that you won’t want to miss. Plus, we’ll have some demonstrations with “door” prizes!

Vendors

 

Are you a vendor of garden-related goods/services? Plants, design services, specialty soil or compost, garden art, outdoor furniture, etc? There is still time to sign up to be a vendor at this well-attended event. We’ll be welcoming new vendors to Garden Faire until we reach our optimum. Sign on at the Vendor Support and Commitment Info page here .

Food

We won’t let you go hungry or thirsty while you shop. Look for the banners to ensure you stay energized!

 

 

 

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