Plant Clinics to be held Saturdays across the County

Volunteers from Henrico County Master Gardeners will be available to provide answers to questions about lawns, landscapes and gardens on Saturdays at various locations throughout the county:

  • Southern States (8718 W. Broad St.) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 30 and April 6, 13, 20, and 27
  • Lakeside Farmers’ Market (6110 Lakeside Ave.) 9 a.m.-12 noon on May 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • Glen Allen Greenhouse (11300 Winfrey Rd., Glen Allen) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 1.
  • Strange’s (12111 W. Broad St.) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 8, 15, 22, and 29.
  • Break for first 3 weeks of July.
  • Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Rd.) 9 a.m.-12 noon on July 27 (World Conservation Day).
  • Lowes Brook Rd. (8001 Brook Rd.) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
  • Fairfield Public Library (1401 N. Laburnum Avenue) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on August 10.
  • Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Rd.) 9 a.m.-12 noon on September 7, 14, 21, and 29.
  • West End Farmer’s Market (12450 Gayton Rd.) 9 a.m.-12 noon on October 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Armour House to host Day Camp for children June 3-6

The Henrico Parks & Recreation “Growing in the Garden” Day Camp for children ages 4-5 will be held Monday, June 3, through Thursday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day at the Butterfly Garden at Armour House & Gardens at Meadowview Park, 4001 Clarendon Road, Henrico. Master Gardener volunteers will be there each day to help children explore nature at work and have fun with gardening activities and crafts like a “take home” herb and veggie garden, garden steppingstones, bird feeders and more. The program is free, but registration in advance is required. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on May 20. For more information, contact

Plant Sale & Pollinator Festival to be June 8 at Deep Run Park

Henrico County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Sale and Pollinator Festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Recreation Center at Deep Run Park in Henrico’s west end. Master Gardeners will be selling plants from their own gardens at bargain prices. More …

‘Saturday in the Garden’ to be at Short Pump Park June 22

Join the Master Gardeners at Short Pump Park Pollinator Garden on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a fun family event. Learn about host plants for caterpillars with a search-and-find activity in the garden, “pollinate” flowers along the Pollinator Pathway, make a butterfly craft, enjoy the coloring station, and take home a pot planted with parsley seeds. Each child will be provided with a popsicle as well! The garden is located at 3329 Pump Road, Henrico, VA 23233 in Short Pump Park which is adjacent to Short Pump Elementary School in Henrico’s far west end. The garden is beside the dog park and behind the children’s play and water spray area. Hope to see you there!

Virtual training programs

You can now watch online programs from the Henrico County Extension Office and Henrico Master Gardeners. Topics include Vegetable Gardening, Lawns, Turf talk and Trees and general gardening. Click here for more information.

2023 Celebration of Pollinators Facebook Posts

Learn about the importance of pollinators, the plants they need to survive, the consequences of eliminating pollinators, and some recipes made possible by pollinators. Click on the “2023 Celebration of Pollinators Facebook Posts.”