A groundbreaking ceremony for the Horticultural Learning Center to be operated by Hanover Master Gardeners will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the future site of the Horticultural Learning Center, which will sit on 1.1 acres next to the Taylor Complex Building, 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland VA 23005.
Hanover Master Gardeners invite gardening enthusiasts, educators, and community leaders to attend this groundbreaking ceremony to learn more about this new resource coming to Hanover County and how they might get involved in the project. Master Gardeners will be on hand during the event to answer your questions about plants, pests, composting, creating a fire-wise landscape, and much more.
This Horticultural Learning Center will be a space for public education, demonstrating research-based gardening practices which can be incorporated into the home setting. Hanover Master Gardeners will manage the garden. It will consist of multiple raised beds constructed through different methods and materials and feature perennial, annual, and native plants and herbs and vegetables.
Some of the raised beds will demonstrate vertical gardening techniques. A significant feature of the garden will be a rainwater harvesting system and other water-wise practices. The garden will be a public space developed over the next several years and incorporate space for outdoor classes.