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Through The Garden Gate

355 Key West Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

(434) 872-4581

  • Presented By: Piedmont Master Gardeners
  • Dates: June 13, 2020
  • Location: Ruth Mary’s Backyard Biome
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: $5.00


“Through the Garden Gate,” the 19th annual series of opportunities to visit local gardens, presents Ruth Mary’s Backyard Biome, hosted by the Piedmont Master Gardeners and the Dogwood Garden Club. Designed by the Center for Urban Habitats and installed in 2018, this 15,000-square-foot back garden reflects the flora and fauna of the Northern Piedmont Uplands ecoregion. In addition to creating a vibrant, wild and dynamic landscape, this use of native plantings adapted to local weather and site conditions helps conserve resources and minimize the need for maintenance. Typically at its peak in June, the garden is designed in four zones, each modeled after a different Piedmont ecosystem. For more details and directions, visit