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

Natural Wellness for Girls Program at the WVBG a Success

Natural Wellness for Girls Program at the WVBG a Success

This March, we proudly welcomed 17 area girls, ages 9-12 (Grades 4-6), to celebrate Spring and launch our first year of Natural Wellness for Girls at the WVBG. This exciting new program, which encourages girls to embrace healthy lifestyles and forge a lasting...

Join us for Our “A Season of Good Taste” Dinner Series

Join us for Our “A Season of Good Taste” Dinner Series

Our 2018 Dinner series was a rousing success!  Thank you to all who participated.     2018 Dinner Schedule Saturday, May 12th, 6 p.m. An Evening with Lost Creek Farm Join us as chefs Mike Costello, Amy Dawson and company prepare a feast from locally sourced...

Late Summer Night’s Dream

Late Summer Night’s Dream

This year's fundraising event, "A Late Summer Night's Dream," Proved to be another successful evening of raising funds for the continuing development of the Garden.  A perfect September afternoon along with the elegance of the decor under the big tent set the stage...

Expanding the Reach of Summer Nature Camp

Expanding the Reach of Summer Nature Camp

This summer the WVBG offered nature camps for children ages four to thirteen. As in previous years, the campers had fun learning about trees, plants, insects, water, wildlife, and birds and of course spent many hours exploring the Garden, experiencing the...

Join us for the Fall Children’s Festival October 8th!

Join us for the Fall Children’s Festival October 8th!

The wildly popular Fall Children’s Festival will return to the Garden for its ninth year on October 8th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The festival will once again include favorites such as fairy house building, pumpkin painting, and take-home bulb planting along...

Garden News

Arts at the Garden: Community Arts Grant Awarded

We are thrilled to announce a $2,500 Community Arts Grant to fund a series of visual arts programs that will enhance and diversify our educational programming. The Community Arts Grant is made possible by the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County Commission through...

Natural Wellness for Girls Program at the WVBG a Success

Natural Wellness for Girls Program at the WVBG a Success

This March, we proudly welcomed 17 area girls, ages 9-12 (Grades 4-6), to celebrate Spring and launch our first year of Natural Wellness for Girls at the WVBG. This exciting new program, which encourages girls to embrace healthy lifestyles and forge a lasting...

Building Libraries at the Botanic Garden

Building Libraries at the Botanic Garden

Sitting in my office on a Wednesday afternoon this spring, I heard a knock on the back door. I looked inquisitively at my coworker Cheryl. “Probably the Lindas,” she said. Sure enough, I opened the door to greet Linda Blake and Linda Huffman, AKA “the Lindas,” here to...

What’s New in Our World of Plants

What’s New in Our World of Plants

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Common Bleeding Heart. Photo by Dave Smaldone Another growing season is upon us and the Garden is coming to life. The few days of warmth we have had are not only deeply appreciated but allow the waiting buds to come to life....

Late Summer Night’s Dream

Late Summer Night’s Dream

This year's fundraising event, "A Late Summer Night's Dream," Proved to be another successful evening of raising funds for the continuing development of the Garden.  A perfect September afternoon along with the elegance of the decor under the big tent set the stage...

Appreciating George W. Longenecker

Appreciating George W. Longenecker

George W. Longenecker poses with the plaque naming the Shade Garden in his honor. Photo by Dave Smaldone.   George and his wife Caryol (2nd & 3rd from left) enjoy a song by Chris Haddox. Also pictured are Linda Bagby, Bill Johnson, Bill Mills, and...

WVBG Featured in History Publications

WVBG Featured in History Publications

The Fall 2017 issue of Goldenseal, the state’s magazine of traditional life, included Barb Howe’s story on reservoir caretaker Ralph Lemley. We were also featured in “Crossroads: Exploring the Vibrant Connections between People and Place,” by Bob Beatty in...

A Gift to the Garden from Long-time Supporters

A Gift to the Garden from Long-time Supporters

The Garden recently received a nearly $200,000 gift — unsolicited, unexpected, anonymous, and unrestricted. The donors had planned to make the gift in the future, but as they wrote to us: “It seemed important for us to give now, when the West Virginia...

Expanding the Reach of Summer Nature Camp

Expanding the Reach of Summer Nature Camp

This summer the WVBG offered nature camps for children ages four to thirteen. As in previous years, the campers had fun learning about trees, plants, insects, water, wildlife, and birds and of course spent many hours exploring the Garden, experiencing the...

Health and Safety Committee Busy at Work

Health and Safety Committee Busy at Work

Safety for our visitors, staff, and volunteers has always been a top priority of the Garden. Having the new Welcome Center has allowed us to make some additions that will continue this mission. The Garden recently obtained funding for an Automatic Electric...

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