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Fill Your Garden: Regional plant and flower shows, sales

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat May 07 2016 .
April 29, 2016 (All day)
April 30, 2016 (All day)
May 1, 2016 (All day)
May 2, 2016 (All day)
May 3, 2016 (All day)
May 4, 2016 (All day)
May 5, 2016 (All day)
May 6, 2016 (All day)
May 7, 2016 (All day)

Four Rivers Garden Club May Market

April 29: Pre-order a May Day basket, buy one on site or join the workshop to create your own (9am, $30 advance/$35 day of) at this 71st market presented by AA County’s oldest garden club. Shop for native plants, perennials, herbs and cut flowers. 8:30am-12:30pm, Market House, Annapolis, rsvp for workshop or basket orders:  443-995-2995.

National Arboretum Garden Fair

April 29 & 30: Browse and buy traditional and rare plants, including perennials, annuals and heirloom vegetables; hear top plant experts give skilled advice. F 1pm-4pm, Sa 9am-4pm, National Arboretum, free: http://www.fona.org/gardenfair/.

Calvert Garden Club

April 30: Go native at this plant sale featuring locally grown plants from members’ gardens, plus two local nurseries: trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs. Raffle tickets, attic treasures, garden pottery, baked goods and concessions for sale. 9am-noon, Historic Linden House, Church St., behind the library, Prince Frederick: www.calvertgardenclub.com.

Bowie-Crofton Garden Club

April 30: The 26th annual plant sale features monarch and pollinator garden kits, starter tomato plants, trees and shrubs, house plants, native plants, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables, flowering perennials; Master Gardeners answer questions; fun for children. 8am-noon, Bowie Library, free: www.bcgardenclub.org.

Grower’s Weekend at Sotterley

April 30: May 1: Shop plants and bulbs from the Garden Guild Plant Sale or bring your own plants to exchange at the free Community Plant Exchange (Sa 10am). Sa 9am-2pm, Su noon-3pm, Historic Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood: www.sotterley.org.

Annapolis May Day

May 1: The 61st year of this event, see doors and windows of residences and businesses in the Historic District and Murray Hill decorated with creative baskets of fresh flowers to be judged by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis-Towne. 10am, Annapolis: www.annapolis.gov.

North Beach May Day

May 1: Residents make May Day baskets of fresh flowers to display outside homes and businesses for judging and mutual admiration. 10am, North Beach, rsvp: nbgardenclub@comcast.net.

Spring Plant & Mother’s Day Sale

May 5-6: Visit the urban Tawes Garden, nestled behind DNR’s state office building, to browse annual bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, perenialls, hanging baskets and gifts packaged for Mother’s Day. 10am-4pm, Tawes Garden, Annapolis: 410-260-8189.

Summerseat Farm Plant Sale

May 7: Browse an assortment of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees, grasses, hanging baskets and potted plants, wood crafts, stained glass creations, gently used jewelry, gifts for Mother’s Day. Courtyard Café open for breakfast/lunch; children’s activities and crafts, petting zoo; manor house and barn tours; answers to gardening questions. 8am-2pm, Mechanicsville: ­www.summerseat.org.

Centenary UMC Plant Sale

May 7: Shop for flowering plants, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables. Live music and food available. 8am-2pm, Centenary UMC, Shady Side: 410-867-4923.

Spring Farm Festival

May 7: Buy veggies, herbs, perennials, annuals, native plants; enjoy live music, arts and crafts sale, hay wagon rides to the Potomac River (fee); children have a barnyard adventure or play at the Log Cabin. 11am-4pm, Hard Bargain Farm, $5/car: www.fergusonfoundation.org.

Plants and More Sale

May 7: Outdoor spring sale of Chesapeake Garden Club, plus community flea market. 8am-3pm, Friendship Antiques & Vintage Collectibles: ­www.chesapeakegardenclub.org.

London Town Spring Fest & Plant Sale

May 7-8: Celebrate spring and Mother’s Day with family-friendly activities, browse plants for sale and get tips from local garden and ecology groups. On Sunday, take Mom on a walk through the gardens in high bloom, snap a garden selfie at frames hung around the property. Kids create a teacup planter with a succulent ($20). Sa 9am-2pm, Su noon-4:30pm, Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater, Sa plant sale and activities free until 2pm, Su activities included with $12 admission: www.historiclondontown.org.

William Paca Garden Plant Sale

May 7-8: Shop hundreds of varieties of heirloom and unusual plants, herbs and heirloom tomatoes, all grown by Historic Annapolis volunteers in the Paca Garden greenhouse. Sa 10am-4pm, Su noon-4pm, William Paca House & Gardens, Annapolis, free: www.annapolis.org.