Invite to Garden for Wildlife with the National Wildlife Federation

Plantsmap.com is excited to welcome the National Wildlife Federation to our community and resources section.  The National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife program helps people restore habitat and wildlife populations to cities, towns and neighborhoods. The program has been educating and empowering people to turn their own backyards or community landscapes into thriving habitats for birds, […]

Invite to connect ArbNet Accredited Arboreta

Plantsmap.com is excited to invite ArbNet Accredited Arboreta to connect with the ArbNet profile on Plants Map.   The ArbNet Accreditation Program was started by The Morton Arboretum as a way to establish and share a widely recognized set of industry standards and guidelines to unify the arboretum community.  In April 2011, ArbNet.org was launched to support the common […]

Invite to connect All-America Selections Display Gardens on Plants Map

Plantsmap.com is excited to work with and support All-America Selections (AAS) by inviting AAS Display Gardens to connect on Plants Map. We invite AAS display gardens to visit info.plantsmap.com/aas to learn how to: Sign-up and add your organization to establish your free Plantsmap.com profile. Connect with the All-America Selections profile at Plantsmap.com/organizations/all-america-selections on Plants Map to join […]

Learning the value of ACS Reference Gardens at Virginia’s Al Gardner Memorial Garden

If you’re anything like me, taking a 30-minute detour on a road trip is considered a “scenic drive” if the purpose of the alternate route is to visit a conifer garden. I regularly travel Interstate 95 in central Virginia, and every time I see Colesville Nursery off to my east I think, “Man, I need […]

The Value of Reference Gardens in Conifer Quarterly

The American Conifer Society recently published, in their Fall 2016 Conifer Quarterly issue, an article submitted by Plants Map co-founder, Bill Blevins.  The article is entitled ‘Learning the value of ACS Reference Gardens at Virginia’s Gardner Memorial Garden.’   The article features the Al Gardner Memorial Conifer Garden at Reynolds Community College in Goochland, Virginia. […]

Virginia Master Naturalists care for public landscapes and educate visitors

The public landscapes of Virginia benefit from an active corps of volunteers. Devoted to protecting the state’s natural ecosystem, these citizen scientists and stewards do everything from monitoring the health of important pollinators to transporting recycling materials at state parks. These volunteers are certified members of the Virginia Master Naturalists program, which started in 2006 […]

Community effort brings new life to Stevens Park

The small South Carolina town of Kershaw is home to just under 2,000 people, but its Stevens Park offers those residents amenities many larger communities lack. A public swimming pool, amphitheater, skate park, nature trails, community center with rooms to rent and public bowling alley are just a few of the park’s highlights. Stevens Park […]

Grelen Nursery creates a unique destination experience

Grelen Nursery is a unique place to enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside. The rolling hills and open spaces of Orange County are a landscape rooted in America’s history. Within this one central Virginia county, you can tour the estate of 4th U.S. President, James Madison, at Montpelier, see the ruins of a home Thomas Jefferson designed […]

Best Wishes to Garden Walk Buffalo 2015

Plants Map is again a contributing sponsor for Garden Walk Buffalo, July 25-26. This is the largest free, self-guided tour in the country with more than 400 participating Buffalo gardens. This premier event has been held annually for more than 20 years on the last full weekend of July. What began as an effort to […]

10 Ways Public Gardens Can Use Plants Map

How can your public garden benefit from using PlantsMap.com? Create a mobile cloud-based plant inventory that is easy-to-use and allows for more than one person to update, reducing errors caused when teams share spreadsheets or use other manual record keeping methods. Use Plants Map to document plant material sources and maintenance notes from staff, volunteers, […]