To all the valued customers of Homestead Gardens,
I am writing to give you an update on what’s happening at Homestead Gardens’ Davidsonville location this March.
We are undergoing renovations to our facility designed to create a better customer experience. One of the most significant changes will be to our greenhouse where we are replacing the roof to make shopping for annuals and vegetables more comfortable year-round, especially on hot days. Originally the project was to be finished in February, but inclement weather has delayed the completion.
As a result, we will not have our annual Flower Show. Not to worry, though. During March, we will have a full assortment of fresh flowering products arriving daily. Growers will be delivering the colorful flowering pansies, primrose, potted spring flowers as well as blooming hellebores that really help bring the feeling of spring to your home during these crisp days of late winter.
Additionally, you will find in stock a wide selection of summer bulbs and vegetable seeds, complete seed starting kits with grow lights, fruit and nut trees, patio furniture and all the other products you have come to expect at Homestead Gardens this time of year.
Another exciting renovation is the addition of a dedicated garden education space called The Homestead Gardens Academy Classroom. We know how the community has attended and valued gardening classes at Homestead Gardens over the years. We wanted to create a space that is climate controlled year-round and features upgraded monitors that help attendees view the beauty that is nature as they listen to the speaker. Keep an eye out for a full listing of workshops and classes happening every weekend at both locations.
The first major event we will have in our newly renovated greenhouse will be the Green Expo on Saturday, March 23, 2019, presented by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association.
From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you can observe demonstrations and hear from 30 different local companies who are making a difference for the environment by being green. During the Green Expo you will have an opportunity to shop a wide selection of spring products in all departments.
Mark Your Calendar for Homestead Gardens’ 2019 Spring Kickoff Weekend: Friday, April 5th, Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th!
Friday April 5:
Homestead Gardens rewards members will find a store full of products fresh from the farm and savings on dozens of in-store specials. Friday afternoon will be a media, garden communicators and bloggers event. Friday evening from 5:00 – 8:00 PM will be an open house during which our customers and the community can come to see the new changes, sip wine, enjoy beautiful flowers and connect with old friends while finding those one-of-a-kind garden products.
Saturday April 6:
At the Davidsonville location, you will not want to miss the all-star lineup of celebrity garden speakers. Featured speakers include WTOP’s Mike McGrath, local native plant expert Tony Dove, garden-to-vase flower designer Dana O’Sullivan from DellaBlooms, and from Proven Winners Val Rollins with special guest Laura LeBoutillier of Garden Answer.
Also, on Saturday April 6 at both locations will be our annual Chicks on the Loose. Chicken enthusiasts can select and welcome new chicks into their homes, gardens and coops. Choose from a wide selection of breeds, colors and egg sizes; hear from experts on backyard care and find amazing products that make chickens healthy, fun and rewarding.
Sunday April 7:
At the Severna Park location you will hear garden-to-vase flower designer Dana O’Sullivan from DellaBlooms and Washington Gardener editor Kathy Jentz.
There will be book signings and special in-store savings on Saturday and Sunday of the event – come meet our guests and experts!