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QGs Registered!

QGs Registered!

We learned recently that The Quarry Gardens at Schuyler have been included in the Virginia Native Plant Society's Registry— joining twenty other sites in the Commonwealth. The Quarry Gardens site report may be found...

Quarry Gardens on PBS!

Quarry Gardens on PBS!

We were delighted to have The Quarry Gardens included in Virginia Home Grown's  third show of the season, which premiered May 26 on Richmond's PBS station.  An interview of founders Armand and Bernice...

Photo Opp

Photo Opp

Tried out the new iPhone camera on an hour's walk around the Quarry Gardens Tuesday morning. Lots to see now, as spring ephemerals awaken in sunlight before the trees leaf out and cast them into shade. Top left: Dwarf crested iris, Iris...

Spring Is Coming on; Come on Out

Spring Is Coming on; Come on Out

The Quarry Gardens will open two weeks early with wildflower walks for groups of 10 or fewer. To join us, just go to quarrygardensatschuyler.org  and sign up on the Visit page. We'll assemble at the picnic pavilion and walk the trails. Anyone who wants to stay outside...

Fire!

Fire!

Conditions were almost perfect (moderate temperature, dry leaf litter, light winds) for fires at The Quarry Gardens this week. Blazes swept over the three parking lot islands—which surveys have found to be extremely biodiverse—and over the prairie beneath the platform...

Where Has the Winter Gone?

Where Has the Winter Gone?

    Our wonderful volunteers have braved four blustery February Fridays to begin  spring clean-up—removing excessive leaf litter and standing biomass from the plant galleries. Replacing seedheads with stubble has the effect of making everything look...