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Opera at the Quarries

Opera at the Quarries

Those tiny performers in the photo made powerful sounds—thanks to their own talents, and to the amazing acoustical effects of the quarries' massive stone walls and deep water. Audiences for the Victory Hall Opera company's Soundflight in late July walked the main...

Soundcheck for Soundflight

Soundcheck for Soundflight

With leaves fully emerged, the quarries' warm-weather acoustics can be evaluated. So, a trio of musicians came last week to test instruments and locations for the Victory Hall Opera Company's production exploring natural sound on July 24 and 26. The featured photo...

New Master Gardeners

New Master Gardeners

May 7 was a beautiful day at the Quarry Gardens for Piedmont Master Gardeners to celebrate the graduation of 26 newly minted Albemarle County EMG interns. The day's program featured trail walks led by QGs' owners, a buffet lunch with mentors in the picnic pavilion,...

OPERA at the Quarry Gardens

OPERA at the Quarry Gardens

“Before there were concert halls or microphones, there were Nature’s amplifiers: rocks, trees, water. And the human voice.” . . . says the announcement for Victory Hall Opera’s July 24 Soundflight production at The Quarry Gardens, which will explore the effects of...

Treasured Partnerships

Treasured Partnerships

The Quarry Gardens are a volunteer project of four organizations engaged in educational outreach related to horticulture, landscaping, and the natural environment. Volunteers of Central Blue Ridge Master Naturalists, Rivanna Master Naturalists, Albemarle County Master...

Morning with the Birds

Morning with the Birds

During the peak of spring migration, Ezra Staengl and his brother Theo will lead a bird walk at the Quarry Gardens on Tuesday, April 27, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Yellow-rumped warbler above, photographed by Ezra, is among  many species that have been recorded here....