Extension Master Gardener volunteers have provided science-based garden information to the local community since 1979, and the Piedmont Master Gardener volunteers have served Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville since 1989.
Here, you will find gardening events to attend, resources to answer your gardening questions, a lively and topical Garden Shed monthly newsletter, and information on how to become a Piedmont Master Gardener.
Check out our Facebook page HERE to read the latest “Ask a Master Gardener” post: I have 40 acres that is simply covered in stiltgrass! What can I do to get rid of this weed?
Upcoming Events & Programs
PMG Cancels Events Through June 10th
The Piedmont Master Gardeners have canceled all public events scheduled through June 10th, consistent with the Governor’s executive order and policies adopted by Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension to prevent spread of COVID-19. We regret any inconvenience for those we serve, but we must prioritize public health and safety in this rapidly evolving situation. Please continue to visit our website for updates, including plans for providing ticket refunds and rescheduling events. We will be posting resources to gardening topics and relevant articles until we can resume our programs. Please continue to check our website during this time of social distancing.
Albemarle County is closing our office buildings to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19.
Albemarle County staff will still provide the quality services you rely on, but we’re making some changes to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. In an effort to balance the need to maintain essential services while reducing transmission and protecting vulnerable populations, the County Office Buildings at 401 McIntire Road and 1600 Fifth Street Extended will close to the general public until further notice, effective Friday, March 27 at 5 pm, with limited exceptions.
We are still checking phone messages for our office, the help desk office, and all emails. Please contact us if you need anything as we are all working from home and checking messages frequently.
Updates & Resources