[CANCELLED] Quarry Gardens Field Trip

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, April 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Orange Market - Salem

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Please call Ellen Holtman 540-389-1514

This hidden gem is privately owned by Bernice and Armand Thieblot, members of our Virginia Native Plant Society. In 1991 they bought 600 acres of post-industrial property in Nelson County and over two decades they have devoted finances and labor to cleaning it up and developing 40 acres around the old soapstone quarries into a beautiful native garden. The loose chain of 34 designed Galleries along the main trails includes prairies, butterfly and pollinator gardens, an amended wetland, three vernal pools, barrens, a fern gully, and a waterside talus. In all, nearly 50,000 plants of 198 species have been integrated into the galleries.

We will take an easy one-mile hiking trail covered with wood chips, with benches along the way and time to enjoy the views.

Meet: 12 noon, Orange Market on 311 at 419 to carpool the two hours to the site. Please bring lunch, water bottles and snacks. Wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes, pack rain gear and a sun hat, and bring a walking stick if you think you might need one. Admission is free, but the suggested donation is $10 per person. There is a 20-person limit.

Read more at: quarrygardensatschuyler.org

 

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