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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.
We are so grateful to all of the UVA volunteers who came out for 2023 United Way's Day of Caring to help maintain the Garden site. There were teams from the Presidents Office, UVA ITS, and UVA CDT. Garden Executive Director Jill Trischman-Marks enjoyed sharing the...
Spring-Summer 2023 Issue#17
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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 and Mark Hahn, for for helping us make our Spring Benefit a success. This company was an incredible community partner for our Stay Home Celebrate event.
– William Marks, of Marks Fine Woodworking for designing, building and installing the wood signs on our kiosk.
– 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.
Thank You to Our Non-Profit Partners
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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