Botanical Garden of the Piedmont

Description The Botanical Garden of the Piedmont invites visitors to engage in nature and be inspired through the beauty and importance of plants. They seek to advance sustainability and to promote human and environmental well-being.
Address 950 Melbourne Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Website Botanical Garden of the Piedmont
Contact (434) 953-0060
Notes There is currently construction in the parking area so plan to park on the street.
To Bring Dress for the weather. Bring water.
Date(s) Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Stream Testing Workshop
Get your hands wet! Stream Water Testing is a citizen science opportunity for students to learn about stream health, water quality, what it means, and how to monitor it. We observe health and water quality through measurements and records taken of the Garden stream’s various features. In partnership with the Rivanna Conservation Alliance, we provide stream water test kits to students so they can learn about temperature, pH, organisms, as well as how to use the tools used to monitor these traits. We are monitoring the urban stream that runs through the Garden over time and are sharing the results on the website.

10:00AM - 12:00PM Ages: 10-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 12 $2.00
Nature Investigation
Take a hike through Charlottesville's Botanical Garden where children will read from an enlarged storybook "Goodbye Autumn, Hello Fall". Garden guides will present a program on leaves changing color and photosynthesis, along with nature crafts and a nature scavenger hunt.

10:00AM - 12:00PM Ages: 5-11 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 5 or over 11 $2.00