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Garden Jubilee features plants, expert clinics, garden-themed stuff

Plant and craft vendors will line seven blocks of Main Street during this weekend's Garden Jubilee. One of the largest gardening shows in Western North Carolina, the event takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We’re super excited to be back to a full festival on the street,” says Amy Boswell of Visit Hendersonville. “It was nice to be able to modify the event and still have it during the pandemic, but it feels good to return to our normal festivities.”

Approximately 150 vendors set up on the street to sell thousands of plants, including annuals, perennials, vegetable and fruit plants, herbs, and unusual varieties. Other offerings include garden-themed art, lawn furniture, jewelry, garden tools, planters, wind chimes and birdhouses.

The popular speaker series on Saturday, May 28, features local and regional experts presenting a variety of topics, such as shade gardens, fig trees, native plants and pollinators, mushroom cultivation and yard equipment maintenance. The first informational session of the day involves a walking tour of downtown Hendersonville. The tour highlights the bee mural and pollinator garden at Hands On! Children’s Museum, as well as new sidewalk murals and additional landscaping installations.

In addition to the downtown street festival, several Hendersonville attractions host garden-themed events throughout the weekend. Jean’s Hosta Farm and Linda’s Plants hold open houses at their properties. And Mr. Maple, the nationally known Japanese maple nursery based in East Flat Rock, holds an on-site event on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

For additional information about the event, including a full schedule of guest speakers and weekend lodging options, go to or call (828) 693-9708.