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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....

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

Cynthia Wood (seen here photographing Texas bluebonnets) will lead a wildflower walk  at The Quarry Gardens on Wednesday, April 14,  at 10 a.m.  Cynthia's delightful, authoritative Virginia Wildflowers blog has earned 4,000 followers and 14,000 monthly readers on...

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...

‘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...