All programs are free and open to the public. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a supervising adult approved by the legal guardian.

Email rsvp@piedmontgarden.org to register for a program or ask a question.

Little Nature Explorers in the Garden-Winter Where?

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Little Nature Explorers enjoy stories, discoveries, and art in the Garden. Every session has a new topic and includes storytime, art, and nature discovery! This week’s topic is: "Winter-where does everything go?" Wildlife in Winter-what happens to animals and plants in winter? Where do they go? What do they do? How does everything stay warm? […]

Curving the Stream: New Shapes and Patterns

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Discover the new shape of the Garden's stream and learn inside information about the future of this special habitat from Educational Coordinator Bruce Gatling-Austin. Meet at the white tent before walking down to the stream. Questions or to receive reminder emails and weather notifications, email programs@piedmontgarden.org today!

Great Backyard Bird Count, in the Garden

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Did you know that every year the Audubon Society holds a Great Backyard Bird Count? We invite you to visit the Garden on Monday, February 19 from 9-11AM to join the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count with help from our own BGP volunteer bird monitors. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy […]

Create with Nature: Mud!

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Create With Nature returns on Wednesday, March 13th from 10:30-11:15 am! Visit the Garden for a nature themed art activity with Bruce Gatling-Austin. Stay for a stroll through the Garden. Keep an eye out for story pages as you enjoy your walk. Walk-ins are welcome at this free program, but we invite you to register by […]

Little Nature Explorers in the Garden-Animal Signs & Tracks

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Little Nature Explorers enjoy stories, discoveries, and art in the Garden. Every session has a new topic and includes story time, art, and nature discovery! This week’s topic is: Animal Signs & Tracks Signs that spring is here! Search for woodpecker holes, birds’ nests, snail shells, feathers, erosion, and other signs from the animals that call the […]

Create with Nature: Blooms

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Create With Nature on Wednesday, April 10th from 10:30-11:15 am! Visit the Garden for a nature themed art activity with Bruce Gatling-Austin. Stay for a stroll through the Garden. Keep an eye out for story pages as you enjoy your walk. Walk-ins are welcome at this free program, but we invite you to register by emailing programs@piedmontgarden.org […]

Little Nature Explorers in the Garden-Puddle Life

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Little Nature Explorers enjoy stories, discoveries, and art in the Garden. Every session has a new topic and includes story time, art, and nature discovery! This week’s topic is: Puddle Life Puddles: nature's bathtub, drinking water, and unique home. Find out about the importance of puddles and their unique ecosystem. This special program is geared towards […]

Green Dream Festival – Earth Day Celebration

Join us for free festivities for the whole family! Email rsvp@piedmontgarden.org to register. Open to All - No Registration Required: 10am-4pm: Explore to Read: Stroll the Garden to find a story 10am-4pm: Kids' Activity Table 10am-2pm: Caricatures with Robin Hoffman 1pm-3pm: Dragon Rock Conjuring with Roberto Kamide 2pm-3pm: Teen Poetry Showcase: Open Mic for nature-inspired […]

Pollinator Walk

Did you know there are over 400 types of bees native to Virginia? Virginia's environment supports a wealth of pollinators from bees to butterflies. Join an expert from Siller Pollinator Company on this special tour to explore and learn about these vital members of the garden community. Tour is geared towards adults, but children are […]

Little Nature Explorers in the Garden-Honeybees

Botanical Garden of the Piedmont 950 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

Little Nature Explorers enjoy stories, discoveries, and art in the Garden. Every session has a new topic and includes story time, art, and nature discovery! This week’s topic is: Honeybees Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! It's time to learn about bees and their importance to the Garden. This special program is geared towards ages 3-5 and will […]