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Annual Plant and Herb Sale - Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Tuesday March 27, 2012

 

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will celebrate the return of spring with its annual Plant and Herb Sale on Saturday, April 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from Noon to 3 p.m. An Early Bird Sale will take place on Friday, April 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The sale features annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, Kentucky native species, heirloom seeds, gardening items and expert gardening advice. Visitors can purchase just what they need to get their gardens started.

 

This year, the Riverside Plant Sale will include booths selling Kentucky native plants as well as locally produced food products, like jams, jellies and honey. Events on Saturday include a free presentation on beekeeping at 10 a.m. at the Visitors Center, and demonstrations on transplanting will be provided throughout the day by the Jefferson County Extension Agency.

 

All proceeds from the sale 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, at 7410 Moorman Road. The historic Farnsley-Moremen House will remain open for tours during its regular business hours on April 14 and 15.

 

Regular Hours of Operation: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is open for guided tours 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 on Mondays. Admission for house tours: $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. For more information: 502-935-6809 or www.riverside-landing.org