Mount Vernon’s annual outdoor garden sale offers a wide array of garden-themed merchandise including tools, gifts, and decorations.

Browse Our Gardening Collection

Date

Open Daily

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Before he was our first president, George Washington was a plantsman and a farmer. The same plants grown on his estate can now adorn your garden! At the Mount Vernon Historic Plant and Garden Sale, historic trees, shrubs and plants as well as a wide variety of annuals, perennials, heirloom tomatoes and herbs — each carefully nurtured in the Mount Vernon greenhouses—will be available for purchase. Spectacular hanging baskets grown at Mount Vernon will be available in limited numbers. Under the shade of the gardening tent, you will find books, tools, seeds and decorative items perfect for yourself or for that special garden enthusiast in your life

Mount Vernon’s Historic Plant and Garden Sale is located just outside the main gift shop in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. No admission is required to shop.

Garden Experts

Chat with a member of the Mount Vernon horticulture staff during our historic plant and garden sale to learn more about their role in protecting and preserving the gardens and grounds at the home of our first President. Our expert gardeners will be on hand to answer your plant/garden-related questions Wednesday-Sunday from 1-2 p.m. Look for staff members in the green shirts!

The General's Choice plant line

The General's Choice plant line are plants propagated in Mount Vernon's greenhouses from seeds or cuttings collected from plants growing on the estate.

The General's Choice plant line includes the following:

American Boxwood
English Boxwood
Tree Boxwood
Common Fig
Pawpaw
Tulip Poplar
Southern Magnolia

Plants on Sale

Trees and Shrubs

American Boxwood
Calycanthus
Coral Honeysuckle
Dogwoods
English Boxwood
Magnolias
Oaks
Redbud
Spicebush
Sweet Gum
Sycamores
Tree Boxwood
Tulip Trees
Wintersweet

Vegetables

Cucumbers
Eggplants
Globe Artichokes
Heirloom Peppers
Heirloom Tomatoes
Swiss Chard
Summer Squash

Herbs

Assorted Basil
Chives
Cilantro
Dill
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Pineapple Sage
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme

Annuals

Amaranth
Angelonia
Assorted Coleus
Asters
Basket of Gold
Dragon Wing Begonias
Geraniums
Lantana
Petunias
Salvia
Scaevola
Snapdragons
Verbena

Perennials/Biennials

Blackberry Lily
Butterfly Weed
Columbine
Echinacea
False Indigo
Foxglove
Hibiscus
Hollyhocks
Maltese Cross
New England Aster
Peach-leaved Bellflower
Roses
Rose Campion
Sweet William

Fruits

Figs
Gooseberry
Raspberries
Red currant
Rhubarb
Strawberries

The Gardens at Mount Vernon

George Washington's mind was rarely far from the lush gardens and majestic views at Mount Vernon.

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