Join The John Fairey Garden on Saturday, March 18th, for our annual Budding Out Plant Sale and Festival, a premier plant sale that offers rare and hard to find plants from The John Fairey Garden nursery and other select plant vendors from the region. We will offer rare plants suitable for the most discerning plant collector or distinctive plants for the beginning gardener. Additional offerings will include art, ceramics, jewelry, food, drink, music, and other entertainment for the whole family.


Admission is free for members and children under 12. $5 for non-members. Gates will open at 8 am. Member access will be from 9am – 4pm; general public access will be from 10am – 4 pm.


The John Fairey Garden Nursery – selling rare and hard to find plants, including Brahea moorei, Beschorneria rigida, Phlebodium pseudoaureum, Quercus glauca, Litsea japonica, Chamaedorea radicalis, Mahonia gracilis, Callicarpa acuminata, Casimiroa pringlei, Bauhinia macranthera and many others. We will also be offering a selection of rare cycads, including Macrozamia moorei, Zamia inermis, Zamia domingensis, Zamia vasquezii, Ceratozamia kuesteriana and a 5 gallon Zamia integrifolia. Check link for full listing. Plant availability subject to change.

Rare Tropicals – rare and collectable aroids – philodendrons, anthuriums, syngoniums.  (Monstera Thai Constellation, Monstera Albo, Monstera Aurea, philo Pink Princess, philo Imbe variegata, Philo Bob Cee, Philo ring of fire, philo Birkin), collectable ficus (several imported from Thailand), associated bromeliads (neos), collectable crotons – 12+ varieties. (not Norma or Petra), Hoyas, a selection of sansevieria, and miscellaneous tropicals.

Gulf Coast Fern Society – Literature on ferns.

Fern Plantation – 100 different types of Ferns and sphagnum moss.

The Herb Cottage – assorted succulents, including various caudiform types, desert rose, Madagascar Palms, jatropha, ibervillea, haworthia, echeveria, rhipsaalis, and kalanchoes.  Tropicals including various sansevieria varieties, monstera and others.

New Leaf Nursery – New Leaf Nursery offers familiar herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme) as well as those less common, such as winter savory, salad burnet and fennel. In spring and fall, we provide a wide range of heirloom and hybrid vegetable transplants, upwards of 50 tomato and pepper varieties. Year-round, we also offer perennials such as salvia (our specialty), cuphea, perennial hibiscus, mistflower, amaryllis, spider lilies, esperanza, rock rose and agastache.

Tejas Bulbs – Tejas has been growing , breeding and promoting heritage and modern Crinum lilies since 1983. Our offerings for the Festival will include about 20 selections; reds, pinks, whites, bicolors, many fragrant. Premium, blooming sized bulbs and young (starter) plants will be offered with cultural info and landscape tips by the people who actually grow them.

‘I’m Into Plants’ Consulting – Inoculated mushroom logs (edible mushrooms – oyster, shitake, maitake)

Lone Star Native Nursery – We specialize in providing a wide variety of hard to find native plants. We have traveled across the state collecting seeds from naturally occurring species in the wild. Collecting from multiple texas ecogregions to obtain the strongest genetics suitable for all of Texas growing conditions. Making our selection the perfect choice for your native needs.

Honest to Goodness Growers – We grow an eclectic collection of native and local perennials for your wildlife garden

Zero Point OrganicsMicrogreens



The John Fairey Garden – Books, t-shirts, tote bags, notecards and more

Mystic Multiples  – Mystic Multiples is a Houston artist duo creating risograph and letterpress goods. We make art prints, zines, and comic books that reflect on the present and future of our Gulf Coast environment. We have a small backyard garden and love growing okra. If your favorite color is green, we’ve got you covered.

TrinauzeeOne-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry focused on crystals and semi-precious stones highlighting their meaning and healing properties combined with copper and mixed metals. Every piece is an original work of art made by the Texas artist, Trina Uzee

Bec Joy Prints – Bec Joy Prints is a small shop run by artist Becca Hovey. She creates hand printed goods from her original block prints in the form of art prints and textiles such as tea towels and bandanas. Her work also includes plant-dyed textiles and upcycled apparel. The natural world is the main subject of her block prints and influences from her travels around the world, from Alaska to Antarctica, show themselves in her work.

Milk Soap Trinity – Handmade soaps and candles

Cactus Cat Crochet – crochet cactus in handmade and vintage pots, crochet bottle sweaters, crochet wreaths

Weird Wear by Dennis & James  – limited quantity of hand made shirts

Ballad of the Bird Dog

Migaloo Chocolatier – Fine Artisan Chocolate, Truffles, Chocolate Bars, Slabs, Bark, Spreadable Chocolate, Migaloo Marbles (coated almonds, coffee beans & goldenberries)

McCheeks Mayhem Ceramics Functional vases, planters and table ware

Blue Domino Designs – Ceramic planters, hanging planters, incense burners, cups / mugs, flamingos for pots, bird houses, vases for flowers, frog vases for flowers and ceramic flowers.  All products handmade in our studio in Houston

The Reveal Hand Dyed – Clothing and home goods made with the ice-dyed method that creates unique colors and patterns.  Some resembling geometric patterns and lovely flowers. All pieces are individual and made by a female artist in Houston.

Blackwood Educational Land Institute – Elderberry shrub and syrup, Ginger coriander dressing, Herb salts, Herb oil, and their Herbal apothecary line.

Pollinator Portraits – Artfully captured photographs of Texas wildflowers, pollinators, and dragonflies, printed on various mediums including metal, canvas, and traditional photographic prints

Kindred Spirits Design Co. – laser cut earrings, stickers, “welcome to my happy place” flags, hoya flower enamel pins, riso prints, handmade block prints, plant person beanies

Big Dipper Creative – nature-inspired digital prints, holographic stickers, and zines

Evy Joy – ceramic cactus dishes, owls, small critters

Lisa and George Sacaris – hand dyed scarves and bandanas, hand stitched tunics and aprons; hand formed metal trays for smudge sticks and incense, and wall vases, bud vases, and candle holders



Pine Island Country Store

Welcome Wood Fired Pizza

Mescalito Coffee – Coffee Options: Lattes-Honey Cinnamon, Lavender, Caramel, Vanilla, or Mocha, also Cold Brew, Iced Tea, and black coffee. Coffee beans.

Yeti Sunshine – Soft and fluffy shaved ice – Real fruit flavors – Nothing artificial.

WildFlyer Mead Company – We make mead to showcase what our amazing state has to offer. We use our own estate honey and source as much Texas grown fruit as possible. Because we use only fresh fruit, many of our meads are seasonal which allows us to provide you with the most delicious, fresh, and approachable mead available.

Blue Mule Winery – Wine, T-shirts, Glassware, Wine accessories

Ballad of the Bird Dog – A range of mercantile offerings from t-shirts to candles to pantry/bar items.



Bartlett Tree Experts – Ask the Arborist

Bee Weaver –  A honeybee and beekeeping chat, honey tasting, and basic bee biology talk. Presented by BeeWeaver Honey Farm.

Pines and Prairie Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texaspromoting research, conservation, and utilization of native plants and habitats

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Texas Master Naturalist, Coastal Prairie Chapter



Anthony Barilla – accordion (from noon – 2 pm)




Well behaved, leashed dogs will be allowed in the Festival area only.

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