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District Gatherings

Mid-Atlantic District Gathering

Mid-Atlantic District Gathering

The Colonial Triangle Unit of Virginia invites you to historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Join us as we gather on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2022. Historic WIlliamsburg has added several new attractions that employ traditional colonial herbs in contemporary ways. Visit hops gardens and brewries, a winery that makes herb-infused mead, a large-scale lavendar farm, and new exhibits at The Williamsburg Botanical Garden.

Friday, September 23

Friday Night Welcoming Reception
3:00 – 4:45 PM  Check in at hotel
5 - 7 PM  Picnic in the Pavilion with Pansies at the Williamsburg Community Building, 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. A parking garage is located adjacent to the building, and handicap parking is available.

Saturday, September 24

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Vendor set up
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Check-in, shopping and gather for light refreshments
9:00 - 10:45 AM - Business meeting
10:45 - 11:00 - Break and shopping
11- 12:00 AM - “Colonial Uses of Herbs” will be presented by Laura Viancour, Horticulture Education Manager, Landscape Services Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch. Buffet with Vegetarian options
1:00 - 1:30 PM - Visit vendors and raffle table
1:30 - 2:15 PM - Leah Stricker, Curator, Jamestown Rediscovery, Jamestown Island, will speak to us about “The Use of Herbs/Plants in Native America”
2:15 – 2:30 - Break and shopping
2:30 - 3:30 PM - “The Potent Potager: Reaping Herbal Health Benefits” presented by Kerry Messer, owner of Sweethaven Lavender Farm
3:30 - 4:15 PM - Raffle and wrap up

Optional Activities

Friday, Sept. 23

3:30 - 4:30 PM - A Guided Tree Walk through the recently upgraded Arboretum Level Two in Colonial Williamsburg.
Donations will be collected as tour starts.

Sunday, Sept. 24

9 AM - Williamsburg Botanical Garden Tour

Tour will be led by Dr. Donna Ware, College of William and Mary Research Associate Professor of Biology, who will give an overview of the garden and many of the various plantings.

For questions about the schedule and activities, please contact: Mary Ann Kimminau 757-876-6366 or at or reach out to 
Mandy Baldridge at 757-645-4039 or

Download the full schedule and registration form HERE