Hanover Master Gardeners Bring New
Horticultural Learning Center to Hanover County
Hanover Master Gardeners are excited to announce plans for a new Horticultural Learning Center. They invite gardening enthusiasts, educators, and community leaders to attend a groundbreaking ceremony to learn more about this new resource coming to Hanover County and how they might get involved in the project.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on October 13, 2022, at 1 pm. The ceremony will be held at the future site of the Horticultural Learning Center, which will sit on 1.10 acres, next to the Taylor Complex building, 13015 Taylor Complex Ln, Ashland, VA 23005.
Master Gardeners will be on hand during the event to answer your questions about plants, pests, composting, creating a fire-wise landscape, and much more.
This Horticultural Learning Center will be a space for public education, demonstrating research-based gardening practices which can be incorporated into the home setting. Hanover Master Gardeners will manage the garden. It will consist of multiple raised beds constructed through different methods and materials and feature perennial, annual, and native plants and herbs and vegetables.
Some of the raised beds will demonstrate vertical gardening techniques. A significant feature of the garden will be a rainwater harvesting system and other water-wise practices. The garden will be a public space developed over the next several years and incorporate space for outdoor classes.
Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Laura Maxey Nay, Hanover Unit at 804-752-4310/TDD* during business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.