Demo Garden for the Piedmont Master Gardeners

The PMG demonstration garden effort began in 2005 and became a reality with the creation of a Monticello Associates partnership late in the year. By 2006, PMG had an agreement with Monticello Associates to develop a garden on their property on patch of ground known as the "The Rock." Ground preparation and the first phase of planting began in the fall of 2006.


"The Rock" includes approximately 6,000 square feet of shade and sun nestled between the renovated Monticello Associates building on the old Ix property and the parking lot. It is within walking distance of the pedestrian mall in downtown Charlottesville. The space is dominated by a large rock (hence the name!) under mature trees. The garden highlights native plants, most of which have been donated by PMG members and local businesses.