A Message from the Garden
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Summer is just around the corner and we are so excited to announce all the great things that are happening at the Garden. Trails are being revitalized and weeds are being controlled with the help of our Garden Guardian Volunteers. This marvelous team meets at the site the first and third Wednesday of the month at the site. Visit our Volunteer Page for more information.
Reflections, the Governor’s two-week summer art program will be using the Garden to create outdoor sculpture using natural materials. The sculptures will become a part of the site, please stop by and see their marvelous designs.
In July, we will start offering Garden tours at 9:00 on the first and third Saturday of the month and will be resuming our educational walks in the fall, so stay tuned for more information.
The Garden is open every day from dawn to dusk, even when the gate is closed.
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
GUARDIAN WORKDAYS – Volunteer workdays will start again in March!
Sign up below to participate in workdays or other activities including marketing, development, administrative and other functions to help us GROW the Garden.
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.
THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Sandy Hausman reports on the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont. She interviewed our Executive Director, Jill Trischman-Marks and Marketing Director, Ann Alleva Taylor - who both explained where the garden started and the work it took to get to the point it is today....
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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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