A Message from the Garden
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As spring emerges we are enjoying sunny days and fresh air, and we are re-emerging as well. There is a cheerful outlook all around the community as we return to our normal routines.
Please continue to explore the outdoors and come discover the exciting changes in the Garden! We have added a kiosk filled with information about the Garden as well as areas to sit, relax and enjoy nature.
The Garden is open to you every day, even if the gate is closed. The garden site is accessed 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.
We look forward to seeing you in the Garden!
Staff and Board of Directors
Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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.
MISSED THE PROGRAM? LISTEN NOW!
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....
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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