The Gardens

Herb Garden

Allow your senses to take over by touching and smelling the plants in this garden. The herb garden highlights plants grown for specific purposes such as seasonings, medicines, dyes, and household use.

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Pollination Garden 

Watch bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators visit their favorite flowers. Find out why pollination matters to our health and our environment. Discover plants that you can add to your garden to attract these amazing creatures.

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Zoo Garden

Learn fun facts about all your favorite animals even though our animals are actually plants!

Walter Flory Memorial Iris Garden

Major renovations took place in the iris garden in 2022. New paths and a beautiful seating wall were installed. In 2023, several of the bearded iris were planted back into the bed along with native companion perennials and grasses. More plantings, including a collection of native irises, are going to be planted this spring.

The Quarters Gardens

Gardens immediately around the Quarters building highlight Virginia natives, a tribute to Blandy's volunteers, and unique nonnative plants suitable for our area. Due to its southern exposure and protection from wind, the courtyard garden of the Quarters contains some plants that do not survive our winters.