Have you been to the West Virginia Botanic Garden?

Nestled between Morgantown and Cheat Lake, the West Virginia Botanic Garden provides an oasis from city life with over 4 miles of trails through shaded hemlock and hardwood forest, crossing streams and circling the wetlands of the old Tibbs Run Reservoir and an ever-growing collection of gardens.

A Season of Good Taste Dinner Series

Each year we coordinate elegant dining experiences in the Garden with local and regional chefs for our annual dinner series, ‘A Season of Good Taste’.  Seating is limited for these events, get yours early!

Would you like to host an event at the Garden?

In harmony with nature and gardens, The Terrace at Tibbs Run was skillfully designed for weddings, meetings, conferences, and events that showcase the beauty of West Virginia. This modern and spacious venue is the perfect setting for any gathering.

Summer Nature Camp

Each summer since 2011, the West Virginia Botanic Garden has offered Summer Nature Camp, and the program continues to grow! All camps are one week long, and exact dates are announced each year in late winter. These popular programs fill up very quickly!

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Our Mission

The West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve seeks to foster learning, inspiration, and well-being through the beauty and wonder of plants, the natural environment, and culturally enriching experiences.

Working Together

Our Garden continues to grow through the concerted efforts of volunteers, staff, and board members.  Lend a helping hand and join us on this journey!

Future Plans

In 2016, the Garden had the pleasure of working with Oasis Design Group of Baltimore to develop a master plan that will shape the future growth of our Garden.

How do I find my way around the Garden?

There are printed maps available in the information kiosk near the lower parking lot.  The older trails are also visible on Google Maps and the West Virginia Trail Inventory.

What's happening at the Garden?

There are a variety of educational and recreational programs at the West Virginia Botanic Garden year-round.  See if they coincide with your visit to the Garden.

(Pre-registration is strongly suggested for all programs, and required for many. Read program descriptions for details.)

Is the West Virginia Botanic Garden family friendly?

That would be a resounding ‘Yes!’  The West Virginia Botanic Garden offers many children’s programs throughout the year including educational workshops, camps, festivals and more!

Are you looking for answers?

Chances are someone else has asked the same question.  Check out our FAQs for more details about our organization and property.

George W. Longenecker Shade Garden

In the open shade of this garden, carefully placed small trees and shrubs provide structure along with accents of...

Butterfly Garden

  This colorful garden is in bloom spring through fall.  Bright and fragrant flowers attract butterflies and...

Rhododendron Garden

  Begun in the fall of 2013, this garden features rhododendrons, azaleas, and other acid-loving soil plants.  It...

Secret Garden

  Shade-loving shrubs and perennials such as ferns, hosta, toad lily, and mazus flourish in this moist and...

The Long Walk

The Long Walk is located between the entrance from Imperial East and the dam breach. This is the only area of the...

Eclectic Garden

  The Eclectic Garden features perennials and annuals that change from year to year.  Nearby, you will find the...

Mine Pit Trail (formerly Noah’s Trail)

  Each end of this rolling woodland trail connects with the Far Side Trail.  It is heavily forested with little...

Barred Owl Trail

  Formerly known as the Wetland Loop Trail, the Barred Owl Trail can be accessed from the Forest Trail to the...

Pond View Trail

  This short loop takes visitors from the Reservoir Loop Trail, through the alder grove and down to an intimate...

Tibbs Crossing Trail

  Hiking past the diversion dam on the Forest Trail a sign directs the walker to the lower end of the Tibbs...

Far Side Trail

  Originating at the diversion dam follow the blazes to a creek crossing downstream from the dam.  The rocks in...

Hillside Trail

  Created in 2016, the Hillside Trail begins on the left side of the road just beyond the main gate of the upper...

Reservoir Loop Trail

  The Reservoir Loop Trail encircles the entire reservoir basin, is ADA accessible from the Education and Event...

Pixie Cup Trail

  This trail winding through the sourwoods and alders in the reservoir basin connects to the Reservoir Loop Trail...

Forest Trail

  This trail is central to the other woodland loop trails. The Forest Trail is just a few paces from the wooden...

Admission to the Garden is free, but donations are welcome.

A $5 donation per adult visitor is requested. Donations can be made on-site at the kiosk near the lower parking lot, or online.

 The West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve is a non-profit organization.  Help us continue to provide programs and free access to the community.

Host your next event at the West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve

Let the Gardens provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or retirement party.  The Terrace at Tibbs Run is now open for rental!

Thank You to our Business Partners

for their continued support of the Garden

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Phone: 304-322-2093

Mailing Address: 714 Venture Drive, PMB 121, Morgantown, WV 26508

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