The 5pm Post – Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) Annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm 5 Comments

Photo courtesy of fonagardener

From an email:

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 ( 1 to 4 p.m.) and SATURDAY, APRIL 28 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA) Annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale featuring new, rare and hard-to-find plants. This year’s sale also includes more than 600 books on horticulture, garden design and designers, landscape architecture and garden travel from the library of longtime FONA board member and garden designer Sally Boasberg, who died last month. (Note: A members-only sale will be held Friday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tax-deductible memberships are available through FONA in advance or at the gate.) The annual fair coincides with the Arboretum’s spectacular display of azaleas, the largest collection in the metropolitan area. The Garden Fair is on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE. Contact 202-544-8733 or www.fona.org.

  • Nick

    I have never been and am stoked to go this year.

  • Only just visited the National Arboretum for the first time recently – and then went back just a couple weeks later. It’s a great place (although I do wish it were public transportation accessible or walkable). It would be nice if they listed what plants exactly they’ll be selling at this though…

    • la_niña

      The B2 goes by Bladensburg Road pretty often so there is Public Transportation to the Arboretum.

    • Nick

      They do! Check out the website.

  • PetworthRes

    I’ve been to the plant sale before – it’s great! Compared to going to a regular garden center you can get unusual/new varieties. It’s fairly expensive depending on what you’re looking for, but I believe the prices are set by individual vendors. Re: listing what’s for sale – check out their website, there’s actually a list of vendors and a list of plants!!


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