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Upcoming Events for Virginia

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March 2-3 and 9-10, Clarksville
23rd Hellebore Festival
Pine Knot Farms

Discover the beauty of these low-maintenance, late winter-blooming plants and learn how to care for hellebores from owner expert Dick Tyler at Pine Knot Farms. Hellebores and companion plants are available for purchase during the festival. For more information, call 434-252-1990 or visit


March 8, Norfolk
LanternAsia Opening Party
Norfolk Botanical Garden

Join us for a lavish premiere party as we kick off LanternAsia – Art by day, Magic by Night. Enjoy wine, signature cocktails, and food from the finest Asian restaurants in the area, listen to live musical entertainment and get an exclusive first look and exploration of the LanternAsia exhibition beginning March 10. Attire is chic with comfortable footwear. 6-9 p.m. Register and get tickets by visiting or calling 757-441-5830.


March 14, 17, 21, 28, 31, Gloucester
Spring Garden Tours
Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

Take a leisurely stroll through the trial fields and gardens at the farm and home of Brent and Becky Heath. See where they grow trial plants, what they sell in the showroom, and different planting combinations and locations (plus a little history of the land you will be touring). Tour is 1-3 p.m. Walking shoes are recommended. Wheelchairs and children under the age of 7 are not recommended. Reservations required. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, visit or call 804-693-3966.


Mid-March through April, Manassas
Virginia Bluebells in Season
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Each year, after the snow melts and the ground softens from the harsh winter, Virginia bluebells push their way through the warming soil to absorb sunlight before the tree leaves block them with shade. Take a walk on the boardwalk by Stone Bridge to enjoy the blossoms and the sounds of chorus frogs. No park entrance fee; park is open dawn to dusk. For more information, call 703-361-1339 or visit


March 24-25, Henrico-Richmond
Virginia Daffodil Society Show
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils. Expert growers will be on hand at the Kelly Education Complex. Saturday, 2-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. For more information, visit or call 804-262-9887. Cost is the regular garden admission.


March 24-25, Gloucester
Gloucester Daffodil Festival
Main Street, Gloucester

The 32nd Annual Daffodil Festival “Paint the Town Yellow” offers a floral extravaganza right as the beautiful yellow blooms make their appearance. The festival features over 200 handicraft artists, a fantastic food court, and amazing entertainment. The parade kicks off the event at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For event hours and details, visit or call 804-693-2355.


March 31, Chesapeake
Chesapeake City Park

Fun event in the park where children 8 and under can join in for a variety of activities and “eggcitement,” 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Children should bring a basket or bag for the egg hunt. Join Peter Cottontail for a picture. Parents don’t forget your camera, too! For information, call 757-382-6411 or visit




April 1, Surry
19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Chippokes Plantation State Park

The Friends of Chippokes will host the 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday for children ages 10 and under. The event is held rain or shine in the historic gardens of the Jones-Stewart Mansion. Bring your own basket. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is the $5 vehicle park entrance fee. Join park staff, volunteers, and the Easter Bunny for fun games, arts and crafts, and other activities. For additional information, call 757-294-3728 or visit


April 13-15, Henrico-Richmond
Richmond Africa Violet Society Show
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Find interesting and unusual African violet varieties on display and for purchase. Free to the public with regular garden admission. Saturday: 1-5 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit


April 14, Smithfield
Wine & Brew Fest
Windsor Castle Park

Experience everything that “Gen-u-Wine” Smithfield has to offer. Over 100 different types of wine & brew tastings, live music on three stages and authentic food and retail vendors. Festival is open to adults ​21 & up only. No children or pets. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission tickets are $45. Visit or call 757-357-5182 for more information.


April 21, Goochland
Spring in the Garden
Reynolds Community College

The Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners, in partnership with Reynolds Community College and
Virginia Cooperative Extension, present “Spring in the Garden.” This event will feature discussions by horticulturist and author Jeff Gillman, plant sales, vendors, and garden tours. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For additional information and to register for the talks, visit


April 21-22, Leesburg
28th Annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
Downtown Leesburg

This festival features more than 130 vendors, including landscapers, gardening suppliers, plant sellers, outdoor furniture, and more. Event includes live music entertainment, activities for the kids, and delicious food. Rain or shine, Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information,  visit or call 703-777-1368.


April 21-28, Statewide
Historic Garden Week

Each spring visitors are welcome to explore more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” This multi-day, statewide event provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 804-644-7776.


April 22, Hopewell
Annual AGC Tea
Weston Plantation

To celebrate Virginia Garden Week, the Appomattox Garden Club will host their 12th Annual Tea at Weston Manor from 3-5 p.m. Garden club members decorate the manor house with fresh spring flowers and serve as hostess. Come and enjoy a lovely and historic setting on the Appomattox River with special flower arrangements, great food, tea and punch. Tickets are required and cost $10. Contact the garden club at 804-458-1023 or 804-541-1184 or purchase tickets at the All Manor of Things Gift Shop, 804-458-4682. Visit for additional information.


April 22, Roanoke
Earth Day Roanoke Festival
Elmwood Park

Earth Day has been celebrated in Roanoke since 1990. Become a tree steward or master gardener. Volunteer with Roanoke’s many environmental organizations. Meet at the festival and learn what you, your friends, and family can do for the environment! For more information, visit


April 27-May 6, Winchester
Welcome Home to the Bloom
91st Annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival

More than 30 events are featured – including dances, luncheons, parades, band competitions, carnival, a 10K run, the coronation of Queen Shenandoah, firefighters’ events, a two-day craft show, fireworks, senior citizens and children’s’ activities, a car show, and celebrity appearances. Tickets for select events are available online at or by calling 540-662-3863.


April 28, Williamsburg
Native Plant Sale
Williamsburg Community Building

The John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will host the 11th Annual Williamsburg Native Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This event will offer over 100 species of native flowers, ferns, grasses, vines, shrubs, and small trees. There will be plants available to attract bees, birds, and butterflies and selections for all conditions. Plants are grown in members’ gardens and area nurseries. Visit for sale details or call 757-879-1997.


April 28, Richmond
Herbs Galore & More

Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon, and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Marketplace is $5; free for Maymont members and children 16 and under. For more information, call 804-358-7168 or visit


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.