The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery help to care for America’s oldest municipally owned Victorian cemetery. A major focus of the Friends’ assistance is documenting and maintaining about 3,000 trees.

Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia draws visitors with its careful interpretation of the past. The researched recreation of formal gardens, architecture, and costumed re-enactors bring eighteenth-century America to life. But another layer of that careful interpretation of the past recently received important recognition.

By Emily Murphy, author of Grow What You Love and passthepistil.com   All-America Selections (AAS) has organized a host of display gardens across North America from which we can all learn and discover the plants bringing gardeners the greatest success. Founded in 1932, AAS is the first and only independent, non-profit organization testing plants before they emerge […]

I recently had the opportunity to attend for the first time the Garden Bloggers Fling held this year in the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland area.  It was a pleasure to meet Jennifer Ebeling of 6ftmama.com and she invited me to participate in a re-cap of the garden tours on her Still Growing Gardening Podcast. […]

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, […]

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 Plantsmap.com profile. Visit the All-America Selections profile at Plantsmap.com/organizations/all-america-selections on Plants Map and select CONNECT to […]

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 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. […]

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 […]