Green Events: Potomac Watershed Cleanup, Native Plant Sales, and More!

Looking for some great green fun this weekend? Opportunities abound. Whether you are looking for native plants for your garden or want to connect with the community during a spring clean-up, we’ve got you covered!


Annual American Horticultural Society Plant Sale at River Farm
April 12  14*
This sale features natives, annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs and vegetables for sale by vendors throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Garden supplies and art also available.

*AHS members-only preview on April 12. Sale opens to the public on Friday, April 13.
Details: AHS Plant Sale


Spring Blossom Garden Tour at Green Spring Gardens
April 14, 10 a.m.  11:30 a.m.
With the National Cherry Blossom Festival underway, enjoy this cherry blossom themed tour and tea: Master gardener docents lead you through the gardens, highlighting cherry trees and other early spring bloomers. Hear stories of these harbingers of spring and learn how they grow. Afterwards, enjoy Japanese tea and sweets in the Historic House.
Cost: $12
Details: Green Spring Gardens


24th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
April 149 a.m.  12 p.m.
Eco-City Alexandria is seeking volunteers at three sites connected with Four Mile Run: Mt. Vernon Avenue at Four Mile Run, 3700 Commonwealth Ave, and Eaton Square Clubhouse at 801 Four Mile Rd. To participate, contact Jesse Maines at or 703-746-4071.

Learn more about the larger Potomac River Watershed Cleanup by visiting, or calling 202-973-8203.

 Did we miss any great green events taking place this weekend? Tell us about them in the comments.
~ Carolyn

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