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.
We are located at:
60 Pine Chapel Road
Hampton, VA 23669
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 will occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from April -October (weather permitting). This activity can be found in 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 and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates.
The Kindness Rocks Project
Hoping to inspire kindess and compassion, a few Master Gardeners maintain a display of Kindness Rocks in the Arboretum at Bluebird Gap Farm. Feel free to grab the one that speaks to you or to contribute some of your masterpieces to help brighten up someone's day!
Plant of the Month
Also known as bugleweed, this hearty groundcover is a member of the Lamiaceae family along with mint and lemon balm. Like other members of this plant family ajuga can spread quickly, which can be a benefit when planted in locations where grass will not grow. Ajuga can tolerate all types of light but prefers a well draining soil. This semi-evergreen plant produces small clusters of flowers in mid to late summer.
We will have plenty of this great garden staple at our upcoming Fall Plant sale, be sure to grab a few for those sparse areas of your yard.
You can learn more about by visiting: https://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheet/ajuga/
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