The 11th Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, takes place on January 30, 2016 at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD AND at February 6, 2016 at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax, VA. You can attend both or you have a choice on which side of the beltway you want to attend!
Registrations are streaming in now and we expect a sell-out of both locations. We urge you to pre-register to guarantee yourself a spot.
The event also includes such “green” features as the garden book and catalog swap. Participants are encouraged to bring their gently used garden books and mailorder garden catalogs to trade with each other. Any leftover publications at the end of the swap are donated to the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, MD.
The first annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange was held on January 26, 2006. After that event’s success, seed swaps in other cities across the nation have joined in celebrating National Seed Swap Day each year on the last Saturday in January.
Subscribers to Washington Gardener Magazine receive a $5 discount off the admission to the Washington Gardener Seed Exchange.
The registration form is posted below. Please print it page 2 and fill it out, then mail it along with payment by Janury 25 to Washington Gardener, 826 Philadelphia Ave., Silver Spring MD 20910.
And yes, you can attend and participate, even if you have no seeds to swap. We always have plenty of extra to share with new and beginning seed starters!
A portion of the Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges proceeds will go to the Save Our Monarchs Foundation.