Garden Faire in Alpharetta’s Grove at Wills Park Offering Thousands of Plants for Sale

The 23rd annual Garden Faire returns to the picturesque Grove at Wills Park in Alpharetta on Saturday, providing a delight for both gardening enthusiast and plant aficionado equally. This family-friendly event is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is organized by the Georgia North Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Native Plant Society, the North Fulton Master Gardeners, the Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program, and Fulton County Cooperative Extension. In addition to a diverse selection of plants for sale, this occasion also features educational opportunities.

The varied offerings that were accessible to attendees were emphasized by Sandra Shave, Chair of the Garden Faire and a member of the North Fulton Master Gardeners. There is something for every green aptitude, ranging from vegetables and flowers to shrubs, trees, and carnivorous plants. “Pass-along plants,” which are predominantly perennials sourced from the backyards of expert cultivators and offered at reduced prices, are especially alluring. Noting that plants that might otherwise cost $20 will be available for only $7 at the Garden Faire, Shave emphasized the exceptional value.

Entrants can anticipate discovering cost-effective alternatives for their horticulture endeavors, with prices varying from $3 to $15 with a median of $6. Attendees have waited in line before the event’s doors opened in the past year to secure their preferred offerings, despite the fact that admission is complimentary in all weather conditions.

Shuttle buses operate every 10 to 15 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on South Main St. and are provided by Fulton County. Parking is available at the Alpharetta Community Center at Wills Park or the overflow lot at Amana Academy.

The Garden Faire will accommodate vendors who sell horticulture supplies and domestic items, in addition to the extensive selection of plants. Academic prospects are abundant, encompassing public presentations by local horticulture specialists and classes devoted to container cultivation that span the entirety of the day. Additionally, there will be master cultivators available to reply to inquiries and offer direction.

Active pursuits such as seed necklace construction, worm decomposition, and tomato planting are available for families at the Children’s Corner between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Concurrently, gently used domestic products and gardening equipment will be available at a “fleatique” sale.

The agricultural initiatives of the North Fulton Master Gardeners, such as the upkeep of demonstration gardens across Fulton County and the provision of guest lectures and Zoom courses, will be bolstered by the revenue generated from the Garden Faire. The event functions as a crucial fundraising effort for these worthy community initiatives, with the objective of amassing $10,000 to $15,000.

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The Garden Faire in the lovely Wills Park in Alpharetta is an exceptional occasion to acquire plants, gain knowledge from horticulture professionals, and contribute to a worthy cause.

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