Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2014)
Image by Sandy Repp

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2014)

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2008)
Image by Sandy Repp

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2008)

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2013)
Image by Sandy Repp

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2013)

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2014)
Image by Sandy Repp

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale (2014)

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.  See the events page for more information and a map showing the location of the Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale.

The Garden Fair & Plant Sale features a wide variety of vendors who offer specialty plants and gardening advice on topics ranging from growing rock garden plants to selecting native species for the garden. Plants for sale include organically grown and heirloom vegetable transplants, colorful annuals, fragrant herbs, hanging baskets, small flowering shrubs, hardy roses, fruit crops, evergreens, and specialty perennials.

Master Gardeners from CCE-Tompkins and other community groups participate in the sale to raise funds or create awareness of their programs. In past years, these have included members of the Finger Lakes Beekeepers, Auraca Herbarists, the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, several smaller garden clubs, and the Adirondack Chapter of the Rock Garden Society. Tompkins County Solid Waste, CCE-Tompkins Master Composter Program, and The Ithaca Children's Garden.

Visitors are encouraged to bring carts or wagons to aid in transporting their plant purchases to their cars. Admission is FREE!


  • A.J. Teeter Farm, Ithaca NY - Vegetable and herb transplants
  • Aurora Ridge Gardens, Aurora NY - Potted vegetable and herb plants
  • Baker's Acres, Lansing NY - Veggie transplants, bedding plants, herbs, perennials
  • Blue Heron Farm, Lodi NY- Certified organic veggie transplants, herbs, annuals, native perennials
  • Cayuga Landscape, Ithaca NY - Annual bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, trees
  • Cheryl's Place, Elmira NY - Heirloom and hybrid vegetable transplants
  • Chickadee Farm, Freeville NY - Wildflowers
  • Coldwater Pond Nursery, Phelps NY - Ornamental trees and shrubs
  • Der Rosenmeister, Ithaca NY - Specialty roses
  • Edible Acres, Trumansburg NY - Edible perennials and forest garden plants
  • Fruition Seeds, Naples NY - Vegetable transplants and seeds
  • Graceful Gardens, Mecklenburg NY - Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets
  • GreenTree Garden Supply, Ithaca NY - Locally blended potting soil and amendments
  • Horse Head Woodworks, Gillett NY - Wooden garden trellises
  • Iron Kettle Farm, Candor NY - Veggie and flower transplants, hanging baskets
  • Kingbird Farm, Berkshire NY - Veggie transplants, tropical plants
  • Michaleen's Florist and Garden Center, Lansing NY - Annuals, perennials, tropical plants
  • Muddy Fingers Farm, Hector, NY - Vegetable and herb transplants
  • Ort Family Farm, Bradford NY - Small fruiting plants, heirloom vegetable transplants, herbs
  • Pleasant Valley Gardens, Groton NY - Annuals, perennials, herbs, bromeliads, hanging baskets, nursery stock
  • RC's Plants and Produce, Brooktondale, NY - Hanging baskets, bedding plants, annuals, perennials, fall mums, seasonal produce
  • Stony Creek Nursery, Genoa NY - Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, tree seedlings
  • The Magic Garden, Newfield NY - Annuals, perennials, herbs, vines, hanging baskets, tropical plants
  • The Plantsmen Nursery, Groton NY - Native nursery-propagated perennials, trees and shrubs
  • Rainbow Creations, Newark Valley NY - Perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, hanging baskets
  • Twisted Tree Farm, Spencer NY - Blueberry, gooseberry, elderberry, pawpaw, mulberry
  • White Oak Nursery, Geneva NY - Native trees & shrubs

Gardening Groups


        • 4-H Club - Bagels, muffins, baked goods, hot dogs, toasted cheese sandwiches, drinks


Patricia Curran
Horticulture Program Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext.146

Last updated February 24, 2017