We can't do it without you. The Quarry Gardens are to visit, enjoy, and learn from. Bring your family and friends. Tell your acquaintances. Give, join, volunteer.


Donations from visitors and fees for membership help us to maintain the gardens and keep them open. There are also opportunities to fund research on native plants, as well as to name features of the gardens to honor loved ones. The Quarry Gardens are funded and operated by the Quarry Gardens Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3), making your gifts tax deductible.


Friends of the Quarry Gardens, who pay an annual membership fee of $100 or volunteer at least ten hours ($150 or 15 hours for family membership), and sign a contract agreeing to rules for personal safety and protection of the plants and animals, may have independent access to the site.


Volunteers support the Quarry Gardens in several ways—by helping us manage alien invasive plants, maintain the gardens and trails, and guide tours. Most Friday mornings, Rachel Floyd of the Center for Urban Habitats is here in the gardens, working alongside and teaching volunteers; to join her, contact Bernice Thieblot via this site’s Contact button. Guides for Quarry Gardens Foundation-sponsored tours must be either Master Gardeners or Master Naturalists. We are grateful to our non-profit organizational partners—Central Blue Ridge Master Naturalists, Rivanna Master Naturalists, and Albemarle and Nelson County Master Gardener units—who sponsor Quarry Gardens volunteers.

To make a gift, or to learn more about Friends of the Quarry Gardens, naming opportunities, or our research plans, please contact us.