Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale in 2014
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Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale


Spring sale:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Fall sale:
Saturday, September 27, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


3601 Valley Drive
Alexandria, Virginia 22302


The sale has a Facebook page!  For more photos and information, visit:


NOTE:  This website is nearly fully updated for the sale on April 26, 2014.
Please email me if you have any questions. (My contact information is at the bottom of this page.) --Scott

Sixteen vendors from four states (VA, MD, PA, and WV) will be 
hosted at the Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale on 4/26/14.

Biannual Sale Dates:  The Parkfairfax 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.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
 
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[Top]   Essential information about the sale

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  [2]     List of vendors attending our 4/26/14 sale

Vendors

  [3]     Flyers for the Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale

Sale flyers

  [4]     Map to find Parkfairfax in D.C. metro area

Maps & directions

  [5]     Resources for native plant gardening

Resources

  [6]     About this sale and its purpose

Purpose

  [7]     Results of previous sales

Past sales

  [8]     Instructions for vendors

Vendor instructions

  [9]     Reasons to come!

Reasons to come!

[End]   Contact information
 
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Scroll down to view the sale flyer and a map locating Parkfairfax in the D.C. metropolitan area.

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Click the link below to download this flyer to your computer.

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Click the link below to download this flyer to your computer.

Open this page to download flyers for the plant sale:


The map below shows the location of Parkfairfax in the greater D.C. metropolitan area.

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Click the link below to download this map to your computer.

Open this page to download maps and directions to the plant sale:


Sixteen vendors from four states (VA, MD, PA, and WV) will be 
hosted at the Parkfairfax Native Plant Sale on 4/26/14.

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.



 
Rosa palustris are pink,
Viola sororia are blue,
Native plant gardens are better for our Bay,
And birds, bees, & butterflies, too!

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For more information, or to receive email notices of future events,
contact sale organizer Scott Knudsen.

If sending email, please put "native plant sale" in the subject line.

Phone: 703-671-8416
 

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