Self-Guided Tour of Spring Plants at Brushy Hills

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Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024
All Day

Brushy Hills Trail


The VNPS Upper James River chapter has created a self-guided spring plant tour at Brushy Hills. We have planted flags along a loop of approximately two miles, with most flags concentrated in the first half. The Tour Guide describes each flagged plant and includes a color photo. At the parking lot, there is a small bridge over a small creek to the left of the kiosk. Look for the pink flags.

View/download the descriptive Tour Guide with photos (PDF):

For directions to Brushy Hills and a trail map, visit Friends of Brushy Hills.  You’ll also find a large map on the kiosk at the parking lot.

PLEASE DO NOT PICK THE FLOWERS! Parents, you might explain to your kids that these flowers weren’t planted here by people; their seeds came from a mother plant, they grew up here, and this is their home. Thank you!

If you have any questions about Brushy Hills itself, please contact

Questions about plants or the Native Plant Society can be directed to Peggy at or Jan at

Unlike on the Chessie Trail or the W&L back-campus trails, you will see few non-native invasive plants here, thanks to the hard work of Friends of Brushy Hills project chair David Rosher and many volunteers.