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

2020 Report, 2021 Outlook

2020 Report, 2021 Outlook

Thanks to Covid-19, our fourth season was a whole different experience. Visitors: Only 350 joined us for guided tours—which we curtailed after a while. Of the 29 large groups that reserved, 27 canceled; the photo shows members of the Albemarle Garden Club on October...

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‘Tis the season . . .

‘Tis the season . . .

. . . to collect seeds. With summer’s flowers now a memory, a crew from Little Bluestem Nursery spent a beautiful morning at The Quarry Gardens last week collecting seeds of prairie plants to propagate over the winter and spring. In the featured photo, the nursery’s...

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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.