Annual plant and herb sale at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing returns to in-person fundraiser

May 12, 2022

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on May 13-15.

The Riverside Garden Club will offer a variety of herbs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, Kentucky native species, heirloom tomatoes, gardening items and good gardening advice. The sale will take place on Friday, May 13 from 3-7 p.m., Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sunday, May 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Featured plants include several varieties of pollinators (milkweed, dwarf butterfly mint), bi-annuals (varieties of holly hocks), hostas, other perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs. All supplies are limited.

“We have hosted this event for more than 20 years,” said Patti Linn, Historic Site Manager at Riverside . “It has been a staple for our gardening friends and neighbors and a nice fundraiser for our volunteer gardening group.”

Proceeds of from the plant sale benefit the Friends of the Riverside Gardens, a group of volunteers dedicated to caring for the gardens and landscape at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing. Riverside’s Garden Club maintains a kitchen garden near the Farnsley-Moremen House where volunteers grow heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers. Interpretive programs and events about historic gardening are part of Riverside’s offerings at various times throughout the year.

“Louisville Parks and Recreation prides itself on partnering with organizations that can benefit the community and help elevate our historic properties,” said Louisville Parks and Recreation Director, Margaret Brosko. “We are looking forward to another successful event.”

For more information: 502/935-6809 or email [email protected]

Regular Hours of Operation: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is open for guided tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Riverside is closed every Monday.) Admission for tours of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House:  $6/Adults; $5/Seniors; $3/Children (ages 6-12); Children 5 and under are free.

Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing from Downtown Louisville: Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles on the Gene Snyder. After crossing over Dixie Highway, take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about 1/8 mile.

 

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