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Through The Garden Gate: Anja’s Native Garden
July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners
When Anja and her husband moved to Charlottesville in 2013, they discovered this little cul-de-sac, fell in love with it and built a home. Unfortunately, as the house was built more nature disappeared and their yard was just red dirt with some grass seed. The couple decided they would like to give back to nature and this was the birth of their native garden.
Anja’s goal has been to use native plants as much as possible and manage the property using sustainable gardening practices. With hard work and some help and advice from Janet Davis of Hill House Nursery, perennials, shrubs and small trees were added.
With a wealth of native plants filling the yard and the addition of a delightful backyard pond, Anja has observed a great variety of insects, birds, butterflies (including monarchs), frogs and other creatures visiting the garden.
By creating a sustainable garden that provides wildlife with food, water, shelter and places to raise their young, this property became a Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation several years ago.
Look closely and you will also discover a small vegetable garden conveniently located near the front walkway to the house where the vegetables can be more easily observed, tended and harvested.
And all this on a 0.2 acre city lot!
Download a pdf of the 2019_TTGG_brochure