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.

Our Hazel Ruby McQuain Event Center is nearing completion

Construction will be complete this summer, but we are currently raising funds to furnish the building.  There are a number of ways you can help, show[er] your support today!

2022 Summer Concert Series

Join us on the event lawn selected evenings this summer to enjoy some local music and the great outdoors!

Annual Garden Party Fundraiser

Join us for our annual garden fundraiser, expected to be the kickoff event in our brand new event center!  Time to peel out your favorite festive attire of a fedora, latin heels and bata cubana for a night of 1950’s vibe of Cuban music, food and drinks along with live and silent auctions!

A Season of Good Taste Dinner Series

This year marks our 6th Annual dinner series, ‘A Season of Good Taste’, where we coordinate elegant dining experiences in the Garden with local and regional chefs. For the 2022 season we will be hosting a mix of event styles, and we hope to host at least one or two in our new Hazel Ruby McQuain Event Center!  Seating is limited.

There are a few spaces left in 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!  Curious Kids and Nature Explorer camps have sold out for 2022, but there are a few spaces left in Discovery Camp.

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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.

Our History

Begun as only a dream in 2000, the WVBG is steadily becoming a reality thanks to dedicated volunteers and members.  Learn more about the history of the Garden.

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.

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...

Meditation Garden

  The Meditation Garden is a quiet place to relax and regroup in the cool shade of the hemlock forest. Mossy...

Planning Underway for our Children’s Adventure Garden!

Children's Adventure Garden conceptual design. Drawing by Phil Cole. During last year’s Board of Director’s Retreat,...

Secret Garden

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

Yagle Garden

  The Yagle Garden wraps around the Education and Event Center and borders both sides of the upper path. The...

Butterfly Garden

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

Eclectic Garden

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

Rhododendron Garden

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

George W. Longenecker Shade Garden

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

Wetland Loop Trail

  The Wetland Loop Trail can be accessed from the Forest Trail to the left of the wooden bridge or from the...

Hillside Trail

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

Tibbs Crossing Trail

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

Reservoir Loop Trail

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

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...

Far Side Trail

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

Forest Trail

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

Pond View Trail

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

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

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.

Donations can be made on-site at the kiosk near the lower parking lot, or in the upstairs of the Education and Event Center if it is open.  Donations can also be made online.

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.  Our Education & Event Center, Event Lawn and other areas of the Garden are available for rental.

Have your next meeting at our Event and Education Center

Host your next meeting in the Great Room or have your next presentation in our Education Center.

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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