Great Gatsby Garden Party

Join us at the Garden for our biggest...

Young Run for Wellness

July 31 SaturdayYoung Run for Wellness 9:00 -...

Summer Concert Series

Join us on select Thursdays for our first-ever...

We are hiring a new Environmental Educator!

 The West Virginia Botanic Garden (WVBG) is now...

First Annual West Virginia Botanic Garden Day

The Saturday before Mother's Day has been...

Events

Young Run for Wellness

Young Run for Wellness

July 31 SaturdayYoung Run for Wellness 9:00 - 11:00  a.m.   Join us for a fun, family-oriented event at the Garden with a focus on health and wellness. The event will feature two 1-mile races for different age groups as well as healthy food and drink for all....

Summer Concert Series

Join us on select Thursdays for our first-ever concert series in the the Garden.  We look forward to seeing you there!July 8 ThursdaySummer Concert Series: 18 Strings 6:00 p.m.   Bring your favorite blanket or camp chair and join us for an evening of music on the...

First Annual West Virginia Botanic Garden Day

First Annual West Virginia Botanic Garden Day

The Saturday before Mother's Day has been designated as West Virginia Botanic Garden Day by the West Virginia Legislature, and we are ready to celebrate!  Join us on Saturday, May 8th, for a fun outdoor gathering with exhibits by local artists, live music, free tours...

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 have moved our September event to dine in or take out experience at the restaurant, and cancelled our October dinner for public health reasons. Stay well, we hope to rekindle our dinner series in 2021 if conditions allow.  Today and every day we appreciate your...

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...

Garden News

Summer Concert Series

Join us on select Thursdays for our first-ever concert series in the the Garden.  We look forward to seeing you there!July 8 ThursdaySummer Concert Series: 18 Strings 6:00 p.m.   Bring your favorite blanket or camp chair and join us for an evening of music on the...

We are hiring a new Environmental Educator!

We are hiring a new Environmental Educator!

 The West Virginia Botanic Garden (WVBG) is now hiring a part-time (approximately 500 hours/year) Environmental Educator. The main role of the Environmental Educator is to lead educational programs at the WVBG. Programming includes but is not limited to school groups,...

First Annual West Virginia Botanic Garden Day

First Annual West Virginia Botanic Garden Day

The Saturday before Mother's Day has been designated as West Virginia Botanic Garden Day by the West Virginia Legislature, and we are ready to celebrate!  Join us on Saturday, May 8th, for a fun outdoor gathering with exhibits by local artists, live music, free tours...

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...

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