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 HERE every other Wednesday. Read our most recent question and answer: What is meant by highbush and lowbush blueberries? Which blueberry variety are recommended for this region?

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

 Upcoming Events & Programs

For more information on any programs, visit our Events page.

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.

VCE is accepting applications for a Piedmont Master Gardener Coordinator. Click HERE to view the job posting and apply. Applications will be reviewed starting January 15, 2021.

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