Butterfly Tours

Come spot these beautiful creatures in the Garden! 

Explore to Reads

Stroll the Garden and read a story.  Free and open to all! 

Tour the Garden on 7/16

Enjoy a stroll through the garden while we bring you up to date on all happenings and plans for our exciting public garden.

OPEN FROM DAWN TO DUSK
Even when the gate is closed.

Trails can be wet, and/or muddy: sturdy waterproof shoes are recommended. While you visit, try iNaturalist. Download the free app and see what you can discover in the Garden!

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont is to invite all community members and visitors to engage in nature, to educate and inspire through the beauty and importance of plants, to advance sustainability, and to promote human and environmental well-being.

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A Message from the Garden

A Message from the Garden

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Brighter, longer, hotter days are here and to us they mean one thing: more time to spend outdoors! Summer hours mean bright flowers and taking the time to enjoy them. We have many upcoming programs this season to give everyone outside...

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Sat 09

Saturday Explore to Read

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Sat 09

Butterfly Walk

July 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 13

Storytime in the Garden with JMRL

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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GUARDIAN WORKDAYS – Volunteer workdays will start again in March!

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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.

    OUR MISSION

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    THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

    Building Goodness Foundation, without whose efforts our Kiosk would still be a dream.
    Harvest Moon Catering for being great community partners for our Stay Home Celebrate event.
    William Marks, of Marks Fine Woodworking for designing, building and installing the wood signs on our kiosk.
    Mark Hahn, president of Harvest Moon Catering, for helping us make our Spring Benefit a success. Kudos to those who participated by enjoying dinner for two, Staying Home and Celebrating.
    Bartlett Tree Experts for helping with the stewardship of the Garden site  and taking great care of the trees.
    J.W. Townsend Landscapes for creating our large gathering area and for continuous support with equipment to move and spread mulch, enabling trails and seating areas to become a reality.
    Leslie Harris, LH Gardens for beautifying the Garden site with beautiful daffodils.
    Wegmans Food Markets for supporting our educational and volunteer events.

    ​Botanical Garden of the Piedmont will be Central Virginia’s premier botanical garden and a showcase for the natural landscape of the Piedmont region.

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