The 5th Street Albemarle County Office Building will be opening to the public starting Monday, July 12. Please follow all CDC guidelines involving face coverings. VCE employees and volunteers will be wearing masks when interacting with customers inside the building. Please contact our office (434-872-4580) for more information or for any questions regarding these Stage B opening guidelines.

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. This week’s question: We have wild honeysuckle everywhere, especially along our creek. It smells so lovely, but it is growing up into dogwoods we planted. A neighbor said it is a native and I should leave it alone, but I don’t want it to hurt my trees. How can I manage it so that I don’t affect the creek or hurt my trees?

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

Upcoming PMG Programs & Events

Recording of “The Nature of Oaks” with Doug Tallamy

Purchase and view the recording of our June 3rd Webinar with Doug Tallamy for $15. 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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PMG Nominated for United Way’s Caring for Community Award

The Piedmont Master Gardeners have been nominated for the United Way of Greater Charlottesville’s Caring for Community Awards in recognition of our new Therapeutic Horticulture Project and its work with the Jefferson Area Board for Aging. The public will have...

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For more information on any of our events, visit our Events page.

Disease & Pest Spotlight

Spotted Lanternfly adults, nymphs and egg masses

A potentially very serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Albemarle County, Virginia in July 2021.

It is important to look for this insect and report any findings here.
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