June, 2006 - After many requests to visit the nursery to purchase plants, we finally hosted our 1st Open House and Plant Sale and opened the gardens for visitors to see! The weather was beautiful and we were delighted with the comments from those who visited. Most of those who attended were local residents but there were a few who had traveled quite a distance to visit. This gentleman from North Carolina was one of the first to arrive!
Early morning coffee and an enjoyable visit with two lovely ladies from the Richmond area who have purchased our plants at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for years!
We have no employees and we were extremely pleased when several friends offered their assistance for the Open House. Ann and Judy were on hand to help these customers with their selection of shrubs.
The morning hours were hectic as customers lined up with their purchases, "Who's next?"
A loyal customer from Harrisonburg found a "few" things she liked!
Visitors from Richmond and Roanoke enjoyed the pleasant morning and explored the gardens.
On the second day of our Open House, a customer from Alexandria made her final selections.
We want to thank everyone who attended and made our 1st Open House and Plant Sale a success! We also want to thank our wonderful friends, Ann, George, Judy and Leeanne, for their help in hosting this event and a special thanks to George, who we fondly refer to as our "parking czar" :) He was able take a break from his parking duties and did such a great job taking all the photos that he's been designated as the "official photographer" for our Open Houses! We had so much fun we're already making plans for next year!
A year has passed and a foggy morning greeted our first visitor on Saturday for our 2nd Open House in 2007.
The fog has lifted and customers begin making their selections - decisions, decisions!
We've got plenty of exciting selections for everyone!
It was a beautiful morning for touring the gardens! After making their purchases, Debbie was able to answer questions from these visitors about specific plants in the gardens.
Shopping during the early hours of the first day.
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