300 Pepper St, Christiansburg
The gardens are open dawn to dusk: come anytime to walk in the garden, view the art, eat lunch at the outdoor tables, or rent the space for your event.
- Please park on the street, not on the driveway
- There are no restrooms
- Open dawn to dusk
- Leashed dogs that leave nothing behind are welcome
Heritage Day Activities on the Grounds:
|Vendor||Booth Description||Kids’ activity|
|Take the hayride from Main St up the hill to the gardens! Note: Food and drinks will be available at this site.
|Angle, Dave||Bubbles||Bubbles: Dave Angle will show you how to make giant bubbles! (videos)|
|NRV Master Gardeners & eARTh||Plant give-away||Plants: Diane Relf will teach/ explain how easy it is to propagate plants, Take home house plants.|
|NRV Master Gardeners||Garden, nature||Birdfeeders: Make birdfeeders by stringing cheerio cereal on a pipe-cleaner, twist at the top. Take home to hang.|
|NRV Master Gardeners||Garden, nature||NRV Master Gardeners will give tours of the upper level of the native habitat garden, answer plant ID questions and show visitors beneficial insects.|
|Master Naturalists||Garden, nature||Learn about Trees with a Master Naturalist in the lower garden, (behind the shed). Identify trees in the garden, learn how to tell how old a tree is by counting the rings on a log. Take home: a wood slice with hole to be strung with yarn and hung at home. Mark off your age on the log!|
|NRV Native Plant Society||Garden, nature||NRV Native Plant Society members will give tours of the lower native plant garden.|
|MC Animal Care and Adoption Center||Adoptable dogs||Dogs|
|Mellisa Downs||Farm animals||See/Pet farm animals|
|Mini Museum Tent|
|Vicky Ferguson||Native Americans||Native American re-enactors|
The old house on the grounds is the former 1852 Christiansburg Presbyterian Church Manse. The American and Flemish bond brickwork of the building is made with bricks fired on site. Although the house no longer houses the Museum collection, the grounds are still part of the Museum’s ‘footprint’. The NRV Master Gardeners maintain the grounds, and several of the museum events (such as Heritage Day) are held here.