A favorite of area gardeners from novice to expert, the FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale is held each April at the US National Arboretum.
Plan ahead by checking out our plant offerings:
One of a Kind Plants
Our carefully curated offerings include rare and hard to find plants as well as tried and true favorites - you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for. In addition to our hand selected offerings, we're proud to offer expert advice on-site to guide you through selecting plants for that tricky spot in your garden.
The Garden Fair is held at the US National Arboretum in the New York Avenue parking lot. The FONA plant tent accepts credit cards, checks, and cash. All of our vendors will accept cash and checks, many but not all will accept credit cards.
Check out some photos from last year's event here.
Members Only Online Advance Sale
Closed for 2013
The online Advance Sale is a chance for FONA members to purchase some of the most special and rare plants available as part of the sale. We hope you will join us next year.
Only FONA members can participate in the Advance Sale. If you’re not already a member join here to participate in this great opportunity.
Schedule of Events
Garden Fair and Plant Sale
April 26, 2013
10am-1pm - Members Only Hours. Members get first pick!
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1pm-4pm - Garden Fair and Plant Sale is open to the public.
April 27, 2013
9am-4pm - Garden Fair and Plant Sale is open to the public. Enjoy music from the Washington Revels and be sure to take the time to explore the Arboretum Collections. They are in gorgeous bloom this time of year!
Special Thanks to our ContributorsFONA salutes the businesses and foundations that support the Garden Fair. Their donations are vital to the success of the sale.
Special Thanks to Fleishman Hillard for providing many hours of public relations assistance in promoting the Garden Fair.
Individuals and Foundations:
Robert A. Bartlett, Bartlett Tree Experts
Katherine Stark Bull and
Quarry Hill Botanical Garden, Glen Ellen, CA
J. Frank Schmidt Family Charitable Foundation
Arrowhead Alpine Nursery, Fowlerville, MI
Avant Gardens Nursery, North Dartmouth, MA
Camellia Forest, Chapel Hill, NC
Merrifield Garden Center, Merrifield, VA
Oliver Nursery, Fairfield, CT
Plant Delights Nursery, Raleigh, NC
Rare Find Nursery, Jackson, NJ
Susanna Farm Nursery, Boyds, MD
Tiny Treasures Nursery, Salem, OR
Bizon, Wilsonville, OR
Blue Sterling Nursery, Bridgeton, NJ
Briggs Plant Propagators, Elma, WA
Cavano's Perennials, Kingsville, MD
Conard-Pyle Company, West Grove, PA
Foxborough Nursery, Street, MD
Hawksridge Farms, Hickory, NC
Heritage Seedlings, Salem, OR
Iseli Nursery, Boring OR
Klyn Nurseries, Perry, OH
Manor View Farms. Monkton, MD
Monrovia, Azusa, CA
Moss Acres, Honesdale, PA
Piedmont Carolina Nursery, Colfax, NC
Pleasant Run Nursery, Allentown, NJ
Saunders Brothers, Piney River, VA
The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA