Nature Nuts

Welcome to Nature Nuts, a new outreach program...

May Flowers at the WVBG

You know the expression, “April showers bring...

We are hiring a new Volunteer Coordinator!

The main role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to...

Book Trail on Display until the end of May

We have partnered with the Cheat Area Public...

Native Spring Blooming Trees

Hi everyone. Not sure if you have noticed, but...

Events

Join us for the 2020 ‘A Season of Good Taste’ Dinner Series!

Join us for the 2020 ‘A Season of Good Taste’ Dinner Series!

We still hope to hold the two fall events as scheduled but have suspended registration at this time.  We will continue to reassess and as the remaining two dinners draw nearer. For now, stay well. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Garden again soon.  Today and...

New Events at the Garden

New Events at the Garden

Smiles all around at the Howl-O-Ween Doggie Trick or Treat event. Photos by Philip Smith and Sara Crayton. The first Howl-O-Ween Doggie Trick or Treat event took place in October 2019 and the public’s response was paw-some. Over 200 dogs and even more ‘hoomans’ came...

Natural Wellness Fun Continues & Arts in the Garden a Success

Natural Wellness Fun Continues & Arts in the Garden a Success

A Wood Relief Art workshop participant shares her work. Photo by Stacy Clovis-Woofter   Natural Wellness girls enjoying an outdoor adventure. Photo by Stacy Clovis-Woofter   Natural Wellness girls participating in a Natural Wellness girls yoga class. Photo...

Our Annual Garden Party: Birds, Bees Flowers, Trees

Our Annual Garden Party: Birds, Bees Flowers, Trees

Join us at the Garden for our biggest fundraising event of the year.  Proceeds support daily operations and maintenance of the West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve, as well as the implementation of our Master Plan.  This year’s event will feature...

Families Flocked to the WVBG for the Great Spring Egg Hunt

Families Flocked to the WVBG for the Great Spring Egg Hunt

April 14th brought April showers to the WVBG, but it also brought over a hundred youngsters and as many parents for the Great Spring Egg Hunt event. While the children anxiously awaited their turn to search for eggs, they enjoyed visiting with live birds from the...

A Season of Good Taste Off to a Delectable Start

A Season of Good Taste Off to a Delectable Start

Our first dinner with the 2019 Dinner Series proved to once again be a stellar evening of unique and varied Appalachian cuisine provided by Chef’s Mike Costello and Amy Dawson of Lost Creek Farms. Some of the menu delectables included rustic hand pies of smoked pork,...

Garden News

Study Confirms Adequate Water for WVBG

Study Confirms Adequate Water for WVBG

Necessary data was collected for the duration of the study by staff and volunteers from this gauge stationed in Jones Run. Photo by Philip Smith. The story of the West Virginia Botanic Garden starts with water. As the site of Morgantown’s first public water reservoir,...

Vote for the Recreation and Trails Levy this June!

Vote for the Recreation and Trails Levy this June!

EXCITING NEWS! The Monongalia County Recreation and Trails Levy is up for renewal this spring and this time the WVBG will be included. By voting YES on election day, you’ll be helping all of our county’s top parks for less than the price of a pizza. The WVBG stands to...

Planning Underway for our Children’s Adventure Garden!

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, one of the key projects identified for future development at WVBG was the Children’s Adventure Garden (CAG). Our Site Manager and Landscape Designer...

Celebrating 20 Years since WVBG Established a Home

Celebrating 20 Years since WVBG Established a Home

Volunteers help clear wood in the area that would become the lower parking in 2005.  Photo by George Longenecker.   The Yagle Garden in fall viewed from the deck of the Education & Event Center.orge W. Longenecker poses with the plaque naming the Shade Garden...

Welcome to our New Staff: Rachelle Thorne & Jess Kaplan

Welcome to our New Staff: Rachelle Thorne & Jess Kaplan

WVBG welcomes our newest staff members, Rachelle Thorne as Volunteer Coordinator and Jessica (Jess) Kaplan as Environmental Educator.Rachelle’s background in Parks & Recreation Management and extensive science background are bonus perks to her friendly personality...

Thank You and Farewell Kay and Stacy

Thank You and Farewell Kay and Stacy

This fall two of our finest employees will be moving on. Kay Jones has been our Volunteer Coordinator since 2016. Kay started as a volunteer herself, greeting visitors at the Garden on weekends and helping out at special events. When the opportunity to become...

The Garden Continues to Grow

The Garden Continues to Grow

Flowers blooming in the new Pollinator Garden. Photo by Erin Smaldone. It’s been a busy year for development at WVBG. Dave Davis, Groundskeeper, led the development of a new Pollinator Garden between the Secret Garden and Education and Event Building this spring. In...

We’re Hiring a New Volunteer Coordinator!

We’re Hiring a New Volunteer Coordinator!

The main role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to recruit, develop, and coordinate volunteers at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Volunteer work includes but is not limited to volunteer internships, garden greeters, maintenance help, program assistance and work study...

Natural Wellness Fun Continues & Arts in the Garden a Success

Natural Wellness Fun Continues & Arts in the Garden a Success

A Wood Relief Art workshop participant shares her work. Photo by Stacy Clovis-Woofter   Natural Wellness girls enjoying an outdoor adventure. Photo by Stacy Clovis-Woofter   Natural Wellness girls participating in a Natural Wellness girls yoga class. Photo...

Our Annual Garden Party: Birds, Bees Flowers, Trees

Our Annual Garden Party: Birds, Bees Flowers, Trees

Join us at the Garden for our biggest fundraising event of the year.  Proceeds support daily operations and maintenance of the West Virginia Botanic Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve, as well as the implementation of our Master Plan.  This year’s event will feature...

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