Conservation Landscaping for Wildlife and Watersheds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education and Libra

Thursday, 04 April, 2019


Join the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society on April 4 to learn about Conservation Landscaping: how you can create a balanced, healthy, thriving ecosystem for wildlife and watersheds using native plants. You'll learn from two area native plant nursery professionals, Beth Farmer of Garden Gate Landscape & Design, LLC and Bill Shanabruch of Reedy Creek Environmental. Come and get your questions answered and receive simple garden designs and recommended plant lists for various site conditions. Register for this event at or 804-938-6941; limited seating is available.

This free meeting is open to the public with registration 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.

Bill's business, Reedy Creek Environmental, focuses on providing native plants of local ecotype for watershed restoration. Bill has been an active member of the Reedy Creek Coalition and involved in a collaboration with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to promote vegetative solutions to water quality problems. Beth Farmer owns Garden Gate Landscape & Design, specializing in habitat conservation and growing Virginia native plants. Her vision is to continue to educate people on the importance of protecting valuable habitats and to provide them with locally grown healthy native plants.

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 state website.




Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education and Libra
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
United States

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Dabney Robinson

Phone: 804-551-1888
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