More Than 125 Varieties of Plants Available for Purchase
Admission to Plant Sale is Free

Winchester, VA 5/15/17…More than 125 types of plants will be available for purchase at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) Heritage Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. Admission to the plant sale is free.

Organized by the MSV, the Heritage Plant Sale features more than two thousand plants, all selected by the Museum’s horticultural experts for their ability to thrive in Shenandoah Valley gardens. The sale will include perennials, shrubs, and a variety of trees, annuals, and heirloom vegetables.

According to MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes, the plants offered at the Heritage Plant Sale will be ready for immediate planting. He notes that throughout the event, MSV gardens and grounds staff will be available to answer questions about the planting, care, and maintenance of the plants available for purchase.

Many of the plants available for purchase may be found in the MSV’s seven-acre Glen Burnie Gardens, including Columbine (Perennial Garden), Butterfly Weed (Kathie’s Spring Garden), Foxglove (Herbaceous Border), Peony (Green Garden), Siberian Iris (Water Garden), and Smooth Hydrangea (MSV Picnic Area). Proceeds from the Heritage Plant Sale will support the care and maintenance of the MSV gardens. A detailed listing of plants offered at the sale may be found HERE.

A preview of plants available for purchase will be offered to MSV Members from 9 to 10 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday. MSV Members will receive a 10% discount on Heritage Plant Sale purchases. Those interested in attending the preview and receiving the Members’ discount may join the MSV at a special membership table open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the plant sale.

Heritage Plant Sale attendees interested in touring the MSV gardens and exhibitions may store their purchased plants in a plant holding area. While not required to browse the plant sale, MSV admission is required to tour the Museum galleries and gardens.

On Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. plant sale attendees are invited to stop in the Museum lobby to meet Shenandoah Valley artist Neena Jhaveri and browse a trunk show featuring her newest garden-themed works. Hosted by the Museum Store, the event will feature pottery, paintings, clay jewelry, vases, silk scarves, silk ponchos, purses, and table linens.

A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. MSV admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. Thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., admission is free to all every Wednesday. During the weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the MSV is open free of charge each Wednesday until 8 p.m.  Additional details are available at or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235. –END–

Read the latest blog by Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes and get details about his top picks at this year’s Heritage Plant Sale. Read it HERE.