A Message from the Garden
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and crisp, cool mornings tell us that fall is near. This is a great time to visit and we’re so excited to tell you about the exciting things happening at the Garden.
Our Garden Guardian Volunteers are doing an outstanding job in clearing the trails and getting ready for the fall season. You can join their maintenance efforts by applying online at: Volunteer – Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
Alternatively, you are invited to join our Garden Guides for a tour of the Garden. The fall Garden tours are scheduled for the first and third Saturdays throughout October and November. Be sure to check out our events page and sign up today.
The Garden is open every day from dawn to dusk, even when the gate is closed.
We look forward to seeing you in the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont where the beauty of nature is found all year round.
Email us today for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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THANKS TO OUR WONDERFUL COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
– Building Goodness Foundation, without whose efforts our Kiosk would still be a dream.
– William Marks, of Marks Fine Woodworking for designing, building and installing the wood signs on our kiosk.
– Lisa McEwan, owner of HotCakes Gourmet, 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.
– Sarah Pritchett, Twinleaf Native Nursery for providing beautiful flats of perennials that were planted during the UW Day of Caring.
In late spring the Staff and Horticultural Committee of the Board of the Botanical Garden decided to plant a wildflower meadow parallel to Melbourne Road, to provide a natural buffer to the road and, most importantly, to attract a greater number of pollinators and...
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