Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • August 2019-Vol.5 No. 8
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Celebrate the Piedmont Master Gardeners’ 30th Anniversary Event
“The Future of Our Landscapes in a Changing Environment”
Sunday, September 8

Paramount Theater, Charlottesville

3:00 p.m., Exhibitor tables, poster contest, and concessions
4:00 – 6:30 p.m., Program and Q/A Panel

The Piedmont Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension celebrate a milestone — 30 years of volunteering, educating and working within the community. How can this work continue in a meaningful way?  One way is to explore how local individuals and groups can mitigate climate change. Learn about global environmental trends and wide-ranging impacts in a narrated National Geographic photojourney.  Adult tickets $10; 18 and under FREE. Purchase tickets at www.theparamount.net or 434-979-1333, M-F 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.




Master Gardener College 2019
September 19-22, 2019, Norfolk, Virginia

View our registration information page. Registration closes on August 30th! Book your room at The Main before August 15th! (some nights have limited availability, so please check availability with The Main). Please call the hotel directly to book your room. Booking online will result in inaccurate rates being assessed for your reservation. The direct number for The Main is 757-763-6200.

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen
3421 Wintergreen Dr., Roseland, VA
Phone: 434-325-8169
Email: info@twnf.org

Saturday, August 3
Saturday, August 10
Saturday, August 17
Saturday, August 24
Saturday, August 31
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join a Foundation Naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! These hikes are rated moderate. Nonmember fee is $8, members free. Meet at the Nature Foundation. To REGISTER for the hikes and to see a full listing of events, go to: https://www.twnf.org/nature-events/

Virginia Native Plant Society, Jefferson Chapter
Native Plant Walks at Ivy Creek Natural Area
Saturday, August 17, 9:00-11:00 am.

Tana Herndon will lead a walk to look for late summer meadow flowers including spotted horsemint and slender ladies’-tresses orchids and beginning blooms of fall flowers including thoroughworts and early goldenrods. Depending on water levels along the reservoir, we might also find cardinal flower and swamp milkweed.

Meet by the kiosk near the parking lot at Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd., Charlottesville. All walks are free and open to the public. Walks are co-sponsored by the Ivy Creek Natural Area.

VCE Woody Plant ID Classes
James Madison’s Montpelier
11350 Constitution Hwy, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Friday, August 23
Friday, August 30
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; rain or shine

Classes will be taught by Shawn Appling, Culpeper horticulture extension agent. Topics will include basic botany related to identification, as well as the tips and techniques needed to identify trees, vines, and shrubs in Northern Virginia. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. The first class will meet in the Lewis Hall Classroom. The three remaining classes will meet at the visitor center.

Classes are free, but registration is required. To REGISTER contact the VCE – Culpeper Office at (540) 727-3435 ext. 0 or email heather18@vt.edu and provide the following information:
1. Name
2. Phone number
3. Email address
4. Date of desired program

McIntire Botanical Garden Butterfly Walk
Monday, August 26th

The Butterfly Walks are a great opportunity to enjoy the garden site’s rolling hills, forests, and fields while observing the beauty of the butterfly in their natural habitat. Walkers will assemble at the McIntire Road entrance to the garden near the intersection with the John Warner Parkway and across the street from the Charlottesville High School stadium.

There is no fee, but each walk is limited to 20 participants; REGISTER by emailing us at info@mcintirebotanicalgarden.org

Workdays at Quarry Gardens
1643 Salem Road, Schuyler
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rachel Floyd, the Center for Urban Habitat’s native landscape designer and manager, is at the Quarry Gardens each Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and would welcome assistance from knowledgeable volunteers. Learn from Rachel and enjoy the company of other native habitat stewards. Directions may be found on the website, http://quarrygardensatschuyler.org. Bring hand pruners, trowels, gloves, and a snack and dress for the weather. Water and restrooms are available in the Visitor Center. Work will proceed in light showers, but not heavy rain or snow. If you plan to be there, please notify Bernice Thieblot at bernice.thieblot@gmail.com.

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