The Piedmont Master Gardener Association provides research-, science-based gardening information to the community of Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.

Here you will find our calendar of gardening events, resources to answer your gardening questions, a lively and topical monthly newsletter (The Garden Shed), a list of our projects and community partners, and information on how to become a Piedmont Master Gardener.

Ask a Master Gardener posts go live on our Facebook page every other Wednesday. Read our most recent question and answer: Last year I tried a raised bed vegetable garden, but it didn’t produce any vegetables. What am I doing wrong?  Seedlings and plants grew very slowly, not much at all or died.

Join us in adopting sustainable living practices. Read more HERE on how to be a steward of the environment.

Upcoming PMG Programs & Events

PMG at The Center: Pollinator Gardening with Three Flowerpots

Growing native plants is one of the best ways to promote biodiversity and create healthy habitat for wildlife, including pollinators. Even if you live in an apartment or townhome that lacks a garden space, you can still support pollinators by...

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The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy

7 p.m. online via Zoom. Admission $15. Register by June 1 to reserve your spot. With books like Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope, Doug Tallamy has reshaped how we think about our lawns and gardens and has inspired...

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For a complete listing of our programs, visit our Events page.

Disease & Pest Spotlight

Brood X cicadas, known as the Eastern Brood, are emerging this year and Central Virginia is on the edge of the population. Click on the resources below to learn about how to protect your young trees and fruit trees from cicada damage.

Periodical Cicada
What’s that noise?
Protecting Plants from Brood X
How to Net a Small Tree to Exclude Cicadas

The 5th Street Albemarle County Office Building is still closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Please check our contact page for more information or visit the local extension website for information about the office.

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