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Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to host Plant and Herb Sale April 16-17

Friday April 1, 2011

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m and Sunday, April 17 from Noon to 3 p.m. An Early Bird Sale will take place on Friday, April 15 from 4-7 p.m. Visitors can purchase just what they need to get their gardens started.

The sale features annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, Kentucky native species, heirloom seeds and gardening items. Demonstrations on transplanting and other expert gardening advice will be provided by the Jefferson County Extension Agency and volunteers.

All proceeds support the historic gardening program at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing and its mission to interpret historic farm life on the Ohio River. Riverside’s Garden Club maintains a kitchen garden near the Farnsley-Moremen House where volunteers grow heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers. Interpretive programs and events about historic gardening are part of Riverside’s offerings at various times throughout the year.

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is a nearly 300-acre historic property on the Ohio River in Southwest Louisville. The historic Farnsley-Moremen House will be open for tours during its regular business hours on April 16 and 17.

Regular Hours of Operation: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Riverside is closed every Monday.) Admission for tours of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House: $6/Adults; $5/Seniors; $3/Children (ages 6-12); Children 5 and under are free.

Directions to Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing from Downtown Louisville: Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles on the Gene Snyder. After crossing over Dixie Highway, take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about 1/8 mile.