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

Intrepid Master Naturalists

Intrepid Master Naturalists

The featured photo shows a party of Rivanna Master Naturalist trainees at the Quarry Gardens overlook on a day forecast to be “cloudy.” Typical of serious naturalists, they were undaunted by the weather and covered the entire main trail with Bernice Thieblot leading....

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Big Plant Sale Coming Up

Big Plant Sale Coming Up

This photo, taken on an unseasonably warm March afternoon in front of the Quarry Gardens garage, shows Piedmont Master Gardeners potting and labeling some of the more than 6,300 plants to be offered at the PMG Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 7, from 10 to 2...

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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.