Hampton Master Gardener Demo Garden and Arboretum at Bluebird Gap Farm
The VCE Master Gardener Demo Bed and Arboretum is located at Bluebird Gap Farm in Hampton, VA. Our vegetable and flower beds are maintained by Hampton Master Gardeners and are there to provide inspiration and education to the public as well as beauty and function.
Master Gardeners are working in the Arboretum year round. We are there to answer your gardening questions. Feel free to approach us.
THE PLAYGROUND AT BLUEBIRD GAP FARM IS CLOSED. PLEASE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. STAY HOME AND SAVE LIVES!
What's Blooming in the Garden
Master Gardeners at the Arboretum!
Working to teach the public - especially Children!
Boy and Girl Scouts
with the Hampton Master Gardeners
Wonderful Wednesdays are now on our VCE Hampton Master Gardener Facebook Group. Wonderful Wednesdays will return at the Arboretum after the restrictions are lifted.
Wonderful Wednesdays take place during the warmer months of the year and are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month (weather permitting) at the Arboretum's Outdoor Classroom from 10 AM to noon.
This is a Family Friendly, "Come and Go", and "Make and Take" activity.
Come and enjoy a Nature Craft and Lesson with your child!
Watch our Calendar of Events for upcoming dates!
First Grade In The Garden
In May Hampton Master Gardeners hold First Grade in the Garden. For one morning the Master Gardener Arboretum at Bluebird Gap Farm is closed to the public so that we can host lucky first graders from a selected Hampton Public School.
Volunteer Master Gardeners have stations set up and the children learn about life in the garden. Plant Parts, Plant Scavenger Hunt, Butterfly Life Cycle, Crafting Caterpillars, Worm Composting, Recycling and Seed Planting are some of the activites and lessons taught to the children. The teachers say our stations were in sync with their SOLs.
First Grade in the Garden is led by Master Gardener Joanne Smith.
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