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: I’ve heard that we should all be planting more native plants in our yards. What are they and why are they preferable to non-native plants? What native plants do you recommend for a sunny yard?

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 of our programs, visit our Events page.

The Rivanna Solid Waste Authority has three upcoming events, at the Ivy Material Utilization Center, for homeowners to discard of household waste that you cannot throw in your weekly bin.

Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days will be held from 9 am to 2 pm on Friday, Apr. 30 and Saturday, May 1.

Bulky Waste Amnesty Day is actually three separate days dedicated to different large items. Each Amnesty Day is from 8:30 am to 4 pm. May 8 is reserved for furniture and mattresses, May 15 is reserved for appliances, and May 22 is reserved for tires.

eWaste Collection is being held on Saturday, Apr. 24 from 9 am to 3 pm. You must pre-register for this and is limited to the first 350 people who register! Registration will begin at 8 am on Mar. 31.

Check out THIS FLYER for more information on these events.
SIGN UP on their website to be notified about these special collection dates.

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.

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