In York County the Master Gardeners have a Learning Garden and Arboretum. It is approximately 7 acres in size and was started in 1994. Over the years we have added, maintained, nurtured, and shared this garden with any and all who would like to see it. The plant material varies from Magnolias to Zelkovas in the Arboretum to Pulmonaria in the Shade Garden. We have almost more azaleas than you could count. There are Rhododendrons and Camellias and various shrubs in the Rhododendron area. Recently added are some trellises that support various Clematis, native honeysuckle, roses, and other vines. There is a Rock Garden showcasing some of the drought tolerant plants. A true center of activity is the Wildlife Garden area... many natives that attract a host of butterflies, bees, and birds. There is a Color Corner that is very colorful. To see a more complete list of garden areas and plants that we have in our garden check out the Learning Garden section of the York Cooperative Extension web site.
This collage is just from this past Thursday.
During the months of May through October we offer tours the second Thursday of the month at 10 AM. The garden is open year round and free to the public. If you want to visit, there are plant lists in mailboxes throughout the garden and many plants are labeled. As in your garden, the Learning Garden is always changing, blooming, growing. If you are in the Tidewater area, come and visit.