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

Soundcheck for Soundflight

Soundcheck for Soundflight

With leaves fully emerged, the quarries' warm-weather acoustics can be evaluated. So, a trio of musicians came last week to test instruments and locations for the Victory Hall Opera Company's production exploring natural sound on July 24 and 26. The featured photo...

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New Master Gardeners

New Master Gardeners

May 7 was a beautiful day at the Quarry Gardens for Piedmont Master Gardeners to celebrate the graduation of 26 newly minted Albemarle County EMG interns. The day's program featured trail walks led by QGs' owners, a buffet lunch with mentors in the picnic pavilion,...

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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.