Fredericksburg, Virginia – Did you know that gardening can reduce anxiety, spark creativity and increase productivity? And that’s on top of providing physical exercise and getting Vitamin D. And when gardeners purchase plants from Rappahannock Adult Activities, they are also supporting their community.

RAAI’s annual Spring Plant Sale starts March 29 and features annual flowers, herbs, veggies, native plants and hanging baskets, providing shoppers an opportunity to purchase quality plants while helping adults with developmental disability flourish in their community.

Customers can purchase plants at 750 Kings Highway in Stafford County on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Tickets are also available for RAAI’s Spring Garden Party, which will be held April 18, 6-8 p.m. at 750 Kings Highway. This fundraiser will feature food from Denson’s, live music from Bruce Middle, cupcakes from Amberly Shaw and beverages from 6 Bears and a Goat. Tickets and sponsorships are available online at

Proceeds from the plant sale and garden party will benefit RAAI, which helps adults with disabilities explore hobbies, develop friendships and learn new skills. For details, call RAAI at 540/373-7643 or visit //