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Posted on: February 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Powhatan County Public Library Hosts Virtual Garden Series

Virtual Garden Series

Powhatan County Public Library is excited to partner with the Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Association to offer a virtual workshop series on a variety of unique gardening topics. Workshops will be held online at 10:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays: February 20; March 27; and April 24.

The workshops are free; however, registration is required to attend. To register for a session, please use the link following the session description.

On February 20, Master Gardener Cathy McCarthy will present “The Garden of Eden: How Virginia Horticulture Influenced the World in the 18th Century.” Ms. McCarthy will explain how to grow historic plants in your own garden. We’ll explore how plants found in the colony of Virginia went on to have a global influence in the horticultural community. Ms. McCarthy will advise on how some of the same plants are great options for Virginia landscapes in the 21st century. To register for this session, please visit our online form.

“Ornamental Pollinator Garden Is Not an Oxymoron: How to Use 7 Easy, Native Plants to Produce 6 Full Months of Garden Blooms, Bee Food, and Bouquets” is our March 27 workshop. Master Gardener Cathy McCarthy will demonstrate how native plants are not just for ‘wild’ gardens. Ornamental garden design principles and pollinator support principles will be explored to show how an ornamental garden can also be a functioning, sustainable pollinator garden. To register for this session, please visit our online form.

On April 24, Master Gardener Pat Lust will show us how to “Include Native Plants in Your Garden.” Native plants bring beauty to our gardens, they are good for our soil, and they are major environmental contributors. Are they in your garden? In this session we will explore 50 good native plants to include in Central Virginia Gardens. To register for this session, please visit our online form.

For more details or registration assistance, please contact Powhatan County Public Library at 804-598-5670 or

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