Bee Happy

Bee Happy


There is no shortage of things to do in Richmond as the weather warms up, and here are a few suggestions for the adventurous. 


Ever thought about raising honey bees? Siller Bee Farms is offering an all day class covering the basics of raising bees. Whether you have a general interest in bees, or need to make your Instagram feed more interesting, this is the opportunity for you. April 14th from 10:00-4:00. Tickets are available for $160 dollars and include lunch and safety gear. EpiPens are available on an as needed basis for $499.99. Cash up front. 


The Ginter Park Garden Club Spring Market returns on April 15th from 10:00-3:00. This has a little bit of everything from plants and garden supplies, handmade gifts, baked goods and a white elephant sale. Admission is free. 


Never been to Agecroft Hall? Well bless your little introverted heart. If you need a reason for a visit, check out Bubbles and Blooms on April 20th from 5:00-8:00. Stroll the gardens and trails on the James River behind this beautiful 16th century tudor manor while enjoying food, drink and live music. Adults are $15, children $5, and anyone under six is free. 


Carytown’s Spring Artisans Market is April 22nd and 23rd and opens at 10:00. Featuring handmade gifts and goods by local artists, with food trucks, life music and craft beverages. (I think I can say beer here without getting raided by the ABC, right? Beer. They will have beer.)


Maymont’s popular Herbs Galore is back on April 29th from 8:00-3:00. Over 60 plant vendors will be offering a cornucopia of vegetables, plants, trees and garden goods. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free if you are a member.


The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Plant Sale is on May 6th from 9:00-3:00. Admission is free, and over 40 vendors will be there offering their goods. As an added bonus, plant experts will be on hand to answer questions and give advice. Admission to the gardens is not included, but it’s a great time to walk them and get some ideas for unusual plants that grow well in Richmond.


And if you are a fan of architecture and design, keep an eye out for the upcoming agenda for Modern Richmond week from May 16th – 20th. This year’s theme is SITE + PLACE and will focus on the integration of modern landscapes and the built environment.




Photo courtesy of Lisa Houlgrave