A Message from the Garden
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This is clearly an unsettling time. Our routines have been shattered and our ability to connect with each other severely curtailed. The importance of community has never been more pronounced. Our deepest hope is that you have the support of friends and family — even if virtually.
Please find some solace in exploring the outdoors. The Garden is open to you every day. You will see some exciting changes in the garden as we add areas to sit, relax and enjoy fresh air. You can find the garden site, accessing it from Melbourne Road near the intersection to the John Warner Parkway (across the street from the Charlottesville High School stadium). There is parking available on Melbourne Road.
Please take care and stay safe. We will see you all in the Garden soon.
Staff and Board of Directors
Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
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WHY THE GARDEN MATTERS
The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont will offer important educational opportunities to visitors of all ages through interpretive labeling, seasonal classes, symposia, and workshops held in the Garden. Regional residents and students will be encouraged to conduct research on-site.
The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont will increase tourism to the region, create a beautiful venue for public events, and offer opportunities for physical activity. A growing body of research attests to the mental and physiological benefits of engaging with nature. The Garden will be an inspiring and beautiful green space where visitors can experience the restorative properties of nature amid the flora and natural environment of the Piedmont region.
Moreover, the Garden will have a significant positive impact on local ecosystems, by supporting pollinators, stabilizing soil, preserving water resources, and fostering the ecological character of the Virginia Piedmont.
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