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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...

The Adjacent Land

The Adjacent Land

The Quarry Gardens' 40 acres are buffered by a 400-acre Virginia Outdoors conservation easement. That land includes three forest community types fronting the Rockfish River, where Devin Floyd, of the Center for Urban Habitats, led a survey team of six in August. Above...

Cover boys!

Cover boys!

Our favorite birders, brothers Ezra and Theo Staengl, are featured in this week's Cville. The article by Carol Diggs describes an evening walk in search of woodcocks.Now 16 and 14, Ezra and Theo are mainstays of the Blue Ridge Young Birders Club for avian enthusiasts...

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...