Vendors at Under the Tree nursery booth wearing face masks at the 2020 Plant Sale at the Ithaca Farmers' Market.
Image by Sandy Repp
CCE Horticulture Educator Mila Fournier (left) and Master Gardener Volunteer Tracy McLellan (right) greet visitors at entry table to 2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers Market.
Image by Sandy Repp
2023 Plant Sale vendor
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2020 Plant Sale at Ithaca Farmers Market, people walking and shopping in the market paviion
Image by Sandy Repp

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale

Friday, May 17

Ithaca Farmers Market

1:00-7:00 pm

One of the Finger Lakes' most highly anticipated gardening events is the annual Spring Garden Fair and Plant Sale, organized since 1982 by Master Gardener volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.

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

2024 Vendor List

Additional vendors will be added as we get closer to the Plant Sale date.

Gardening & Community Groups


Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194

Last updated March 11, 2024