The Nursery at Garden Gate Landscape & Design
has been one of my favorite places to visit since the launch of Plant More Plants. Located on a large wooded lot in Montpelier, the nursery is a delightful place to shop for Virginia native plants.
Owner Beth Farmer is a certified landscape designer and horticulturist. She’s been a partner with the campaign since the beginning. You can also find her native plants grown from seed at several local farmers markets.
Now through Nov. 13, Beth is having a big fall plant sale. If you visit the nursery, you can save 15 percent on all plants. The nursery is open Fridays and located at 15101 Quaker Church Road, Montpelier.
Beth will also be at the following markets:
- Ashland Farmers Market (through Nov. 7)
- Lakeside Farmers Market (through Nov. 11)
- Powhatan Farmers Market (Oct. 29 only)
The following plants are half off:
Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
Aster laevis (Smooth Aster)
Boltonia asteroids (False Aster)
Campanula americana (Tall Bell Flower)
Helianthus grosseserratus (Saw-toothed Sunflower)
Monarda punctate (Spotted Bee Balm)
Penstemon digitalis (Beardtongue)
Phlox paniculata (Tall Summer Phlox)
Pycnanthemum tinuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint)
Physostegia virginiana (Obedient Plant)
Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadow Beauty)
Savia lyrata (Lyre-leaf Sage)
Solidago canadensis (Tall Goldenrod)
Veronicastrum virginiana (Culver’s Root)
Carex glaucodea (Blue Wood Sedge)
Salix nigra (Black Willow)
Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore)
Cornus racemosa (Gray Dogwood)
Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry) 3 gallon only
Julie Buchanan is a public relations specialist for the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and manager of the Plant More Plants social sites. She lives in Richmond.