. . . a landscape carved
by industry
and
renewed by nature

Special Visitors

Special Visitors

Exciting to see our old friends Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr at the Quarry Gardens this week. The author and illustrator are on the road, living in a repurposed school bus with their four children—Alden, Kato, Augie, Jasper—and dog Dumbles. They are spending this...

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If These Stones Could Talk…

…is the title of Glenda Booth’s four-page article about The Quarry Gardens in the fall issue of Piedmont Virginian magazine. Read it online (https://piedmontvirginian.com/read-the-current-issue-online) or pick up a copy at one of 105 distribution points...

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Trails around two quarry pools meander among prairie plantings, butterfly and pollinator gardens, wetlands, vernal pools, a fern gully, and a waterside talus—all afforded by the site’s extraordinary diversity of geology, elevation, and soil chemistry. This showcase of locally native plant communities is open for visits by appointment.