HINESBURG, VT – Red Wagon Plants, a premium grower of heirloom and specialty plants for kitchen gardens and landscapes, is kicking off the growing season with a full event schedule and new workshop space.
Established in 2005, Red Wagon Plants is dedicated to sharing the joy of gardening and grows a bounty of flowers, perennials, and organic herbs and vegetables that are available at the retail greenhouses in Hinesburg and at area stores and garden centers.
The expanded 2019 program lineup has offerings for all types of gardeners and cooks and those just curious about getting into the world of plants. From beginner classes on pollinator gardens and cannabis cultivation to “next level” offerings on growing unusual vegetables and four-season perennials, to make-and-take planters and culinary workshops, there is something for everyone. Most workshops are held in the beautiful new educational pavilion and it’s easy to register online.
The fun starts with a Pre-season Open House on Saturday, March 23, from 10am-2pm, when visitors can explore the warm and plant-filled greenhouses, see the new workshop space, and go on a tour with owner Julie Rubaud at noon. There will be lovely herbs, pansies, houseplants, and succulents for sale, along with a special one-day only promotion on gift cards and workshop registrations. Potting soil and seeds will also be on hand for those who start some of their own seeds indoors.
The retail greenhouses will open for the season at 8am Friday, April 12, and the day closes with the popular Annual Cocktail Party co-hosted with Caledonia Spirits from 6 to 8:30pm. Food and additional beverages will be provided by Farmers and Foragers. This is a great evening full of friends, old and new, enjoying plants, the greenhouses, and each other while celebrating the arrival of spring.
Red Wagon Plants is located at 2408 Shelburne Falls Road in Hinesburg. For more information and a full list of workshops and events, visit www.redwagonplants.com.