Plant Fair to return in May

by Trish Rudder

After a two-year intermission because of the COVID pandemic, the WVU Extension Master Gardeners of Morgan County will host the annual Morgan County Plant Fair in Berkeley Springs State Park on Friday, May 6 from 9-6 and Saturday, May 7 from 9-4.

At the April 5 Town of Bath Council meeting, the plant fair committee’s request to reserve four parking spaces next to the park was approved for loading and unloading plants from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

The council also approved the request to allow the vendors to use the Berkeley Springs Train Depot lot for parking during the event.

More than 18 venders are participating this year, said Darlene Brown Lindner, who heads up the plant fair committee.

The theme this year is “Gardening for Heath,” Lindner said on Friday.

According to organizers, the plant fair will be selling all varieties of plants: vegetables, herbs, flowers and house plants.

Vendors will also be there selling garden art, crafts and pottery; there will be a children’s area with activities and free plants for children to give to Mom for Mother’s Day; and the plant fair will be selling tickets for the raffling of a gardening utility wagon full of new garden-themed items donated by the Morgan County Master Gardeners.

The events will be held rain or shine.

“Every year has been better than last, and we hope this year exceeds all expectations,” Lindner said.