Saving the World One Backyard at a Time at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Thursday, 06 September, 2018


Been wondering how to do a better job using native plants in your yard? Learn from award-winning landscape designer John C Magee at the Thursday, September 6th meeting of the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Magee has been designing private and commercial properties for the past 20 years and is considered one of Washington DC’s most recognized and experienced landscape designers in the use of native plants. The title of his presentation, Saving the World One Backyard at a Time, reflects his use of ecologically responsible designs to help restore our natural environment.

This free meeting is open to the public and takes place in the Education and Library Complex of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA. Start time is 7 p.m., but the room is available at 6:30 p.m. so you can come early and get to know others with similar interests. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.

The Pocahontas Chapter is one of 12 Virginia Native Plant Society chapters, and serves the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King William, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond.  In addition to the monthly meetings, the chapter conducts field trips, holds a May picnic and wildflower walk, hosts the annual Virginia Native Plant Society Winter Workshop, and sends a monthly newsletter.

Membership in a chapter is available to anyone who joins the Virginia Native Plant Society.  VNPS members enjoy the natural world and support efforts to preserve Virginia’s native plants. Ranging in age from students to seniors, members are professionals, knowledgeable amateurs and many who are just beginning to learn about our flora. While some members join enthusiastically in activities, others help out occasionally or support the society solely with their memberships and their interest. All are welcome.

For more information visit the chapter and state websites.


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

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