The sale has a new Facebook page! For more photos and comments, visit:
For photos of past events before 2014,
visit the old Facebook page at:
NOTE: I am still updating the website for the spring sale on April 26, 2014. Please email me if you have any questions.
(My contact information is at the bottom of this page.) --Scott
Possibly 16 vendors from four states (VA, MD, PA, and WV) will be
hosted at the Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale on 4/26/14.
NEW NAME: The Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale is renamed
the Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale for 2014. The new name better describes
the location of the event and is more inclusive-sounding, which is appropriate since this event welcomes people from outside
Biannual Sale Dates: The Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale is held twice a year. The spring sale is the
last Saturday in April. The fall sale is the last Saturday in September.
Directions to the Sale: Parkfairfax is located in the Washington DC metro area inside the I-495 Beltway,
directly across I-395 from Shirlington. From I-395, exit Shirlington/Quaker onto Quaker Lane. At the first light on Quaker,
turn left onto Preston Road. Follow Preston to Valley Drive, turn left on Valley, and cross Gunston Road. The sale is in
the parking lot on the right.
NOTE: Some people have mistaken Parkfairfax as "a park in Fairfax."
Please know that Parkfairfax is not a park and it is not located in Fairfax. It is a large, garden condominium community
located in northwestern Alexandria (directly across I-395 from Shirlington). The name "Parkfairfax" is spelled as one
word with only the first letter capitalized.
Scroll down to view the sale flyer and a map locating Parkfairfax in the D.C. metropolitan area.
|Click the link below to download this flyer to your computer.
Old flyer for the September 2013 sale:
|Flyer for the previous sale in September 2013.
Open this page to download flyer for the plant sale:
The map below shows the location of Parkfairfax in the greater D.C. metropolitan area.
|Click the link below to download this map to your computer.
Open this page to download maps and directions to the plant sale:
Fifteen vendors from four states (VA,
MD, PA, and WV) will be hosted
at the fall Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale on 9/28/13.
Open this page to download vendor list and layout for the plant sale:
Open this page to find resources with information about native plants:
About This Sale:
My aim is to promote native plant gardening in our area because gardening with natives is better for our
watershed, our woodlands, and our wildlife, especially birds. Bringing together many growers selling a variety of plants makes
it easier for local gardeners to find quality plants and encourages a greater demand for natives in the nursery industry.
Nursery vendors from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and South Carolina will be at the sale.
The sale is entirely organized and run by volunteers. No one makes money from it except the vendors. Parkfairfax Unit
Owners Association provides the location free of charge. Neighbors and members of Tree Stewards of Arlington/Alexandria assist
in running the sale as volunteers. I organize these events as a labor of love to promote native alternatives to invasive,
exotic garden plants and the use of watershed-friendly gardening practices.
Admission is free and open to all -- Parkfairfax residents and non-residents alike.