Chestnut Hill prepares for sunshine and fun at the Home and Garden Festival Lifestyle

Chestnut Hill’s Home and Garden Festival is back to fun and shopping for everyone. On Sunday, May 1, one hundred and fifty vendors will open along the 7,700 to 8,600 blocks of Germantown Avenue to unite the community and support local business in the Chestnut Hill business district.

This one-day festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a family event where everyone can find something for themselves, including home decor, outdoor demonstrations, plants and flowers, jewelry, lawn and tree care, landscaping, soap, furniture, handmade accessories, art, clothing and much more.

Among the many vendors who will attend the Home and Garden Festival in Chestnut Hill, there is Foliage Plant Supplier and fashion soap and bath company Gold and Water Co.

Yolanda Palmer owns Foliage, located at 6039 Pasyunk Avenue, and she is participating in the festival for the second year. Palmer sells plants, pots and even makes his own dirt. She is very fond of plants and loves to teach people how to properly care for plants. She says she is committed to helping everyone from the curious to plants to experienced gardeners.

“Beginner plant lovers, beginners and experienced plant lovers will come, people who want to do plants will come,” Palmer said.

Palmer says she has cared for plants since childhood.

“Every Friday, when I finished my work, I received a gift. My mom bought me a plant and she traveled with me when I got older. Over the years I have come across different types and care. I take care of the plant, dirt and fertilizers, ”she said.

In addition to the home and garden, there is entertainment for children, young and old. Head to Jenks Elementary School to watch classes for kids under 10. Face painting, arts and crafts and other fun activities, including food, will be held for families. In addition, Stagecrafters Theater Events offers things for children of all ages, including stilt walkers from 11.00 to 13.00, jugglers from 12.00 to 14.00 from the Philadelphia Circus School, balloon artist from 12.30 to 2.00: 30 and children’s theater performances at 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00

Because of last year’s pandemic, many things were cut or canceled. This festival was curtailed before the walk.

Palmer is excited about this year’s expansion: “I’m so excited! I sit here, collecting my orders and what I want to show on the street. I need to make everything look exceptionally beautiful. It will be completely different from what I experienced last year. There will be more! ”

Gold and Water Co. – another supplier who will be on site. Owner Chartel Findlater is participating in the festival for the first time.

“I am very glad to be able to outline the names of the companies I have talked to on social networks, because my business is first and foremost an online retailer. I am grateful to meet people and have been a part of this experience, ”says Findlater.

The Findlater business offers handmade soaps and bath and body products. She has a studio in Kensington and sells online as well as through local retailers and businesses. Some of its vendors are in Chestnut Hill.

Gold and Water Co. was created after Findlater longed to find peace at a difficult time in her life. Her business has given her the opportunity to “help others find the same moments of rest and tranquility. I don’t think healing comes through a bath with foam, but I think it’s important what’s behind it. Did you pause? Are you present at this moment? Do you take care of yourself? ”

This year’s Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival has been expanded to include several blocks, and of course there will be food! Local Chestnut Hill eateries will be operating at the scene, as well as some food trucks. Look for festival food favorites such as popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, baked goods, soft pretzels and more. Dogs are also welcome!

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