Herb & Garden Fair

27th Annual Herb & Garden Fair

March 30 & 31, 2019

Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ♦ Sunday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


The grounds of Poplar Grove will be filled with a wonderful  selection of locally grown plants of all types – herbs, perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts and houseplants, plus garden art & accessories, herbal & all-natural products, artisan crafts & local foods.

There is a $5.00 admission fee; kids 12 & under are free. Included in your admission price is live music by artist and musician, Mark Herbert from Broccoli Brother Circus and Folkstone Stringband. There will be Kid’s Activities for the little ones, and free classes & nature trail walks (come see what is in bloom!) for young and young-at-heart throughout the two-day event.

Learn from your neighbors and some of the community’s best local historians, herbalists, and basket-makers! Our State magazine will be on site to distribute their special April Heirloom issue. 

There will be Greek food samplings, wraps, seafood, hamburgers, hotdogs, smoothies, and baked goods available for purchase.

For the kids, The Stables at Poplar Grove will be open for tours (closed toes shoes required) from 10 am until 2 pm.  The entrance fee is $5.00 a person (young and old) as well as animal Meet & Greets on the back lawn. 

Self-guided house tours will be offered at a discounted rate of $7.00, though you are welcome to sit on our porches and visit our Gift Shop and Slavery Exhibit in the basement of the Manor House for free. The blacksmith shop will also be fired up, so be sure to follow the billowing smoke & peek inside.

Meet your farmer, your planter, your herbalist, your master gardener and artisan-maker by previewing the 2018 Vendor List Herb and Garden. Interested 2019 vendors, click here for an Herb and Garden 2019 Application. Those vendors interested in presenting a 45-session during the event, the Speaker Workshop Contract 2019 is now available!

Several participating vendors at this year’s Fair will also be kicking off our Farmers’ Market Opening Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 8AM-1PM, so this will not be the only time to introduce yourself.

Special guests, Pender County Master Gardeners and Pender County Tourismwill be on site with Information Booths.


Classes held in the barn. Look for the double doors!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 AM
11 AM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM

Sunday, March 31, 2019

11 AM
1 PM
2 PM


Your $5 admission fee supports Poplar Grove, a non-profit 501(c)3 Public Charity, dedicated to conservation, education and preservation. 

Thank you for your support!

Herb and Garden 2019 Application is now available! 

In addition, SeedPacket_Thyme_1a limited number of spaces are available for our partners and vendors to participate in our Program of Classes. Spaces and topics limited for variety and interest.

Go Native, and discover why by visiting North Carolina Botanical Garden or downloading how to attract wildlife using native plants by Going Native!

For questions or more information, email Suzette Cooper at suzette@poplargrove.org. No phone calls, please. 


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