In 2022, we launched a series of free monthly Sustainable Garden Tours held from May-September. We are currently looking for gardens to feature in a 2023 tour!
This year, tours will be held on the third Sunday afternoon of the month starting in May until September (May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17). Tour times will be determined by the garden host, but will start no earlier than 1:00 pm and no later than 6:00 pm and last for no more than 2-3 hours. The “tours” are self-guided, but the hosts are present to answer questions. There is no charge for tour attendees.
Nominate your yard or a local public garden to be featured as part of the tour and/or volunteer to be a member of the planning committee. Download the garden tour interest form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
When considering gardens to feature, we are seeking gardens that would showcase practices from the list of sustainable gardening and landscaping practices we compiled during our 21 Actions for 2021 Campaign. You can find that list of practices here:
Highlights from the 2022 Sustainable Garden Tour
See more pictures from the May Pandapas Pollinator Garden tour here
See more pictures from the June Glaser and Paulson gardens here
See more pictures from the July Lambert and Hale Community Garden tour here
Leighton Reid shows a tour attendee the new native plant propagation station built using a Sustainable Blacksburg grant.
See more pictures from the August Shadowlake Village garden tour here
See more pictures from the September Griffiths garden tour here