Community alliances include two significant university relationships. The Garden is home base for the University of Richmond’s certificate program in landscape design, offered through its School of Continuing Studies. The Garden also houses the Herbarium Virginicum, the joint collection of preserved plant specimens amassed by Virginia Commonwealth University (17,000 specimens of native East Coast plants) and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (4,000 plants from the LGBG collection). The Herbarium presently is serving as the office for the Flora of Virginia publication project, providing the first comprehensive guide since 1762 to Virginia’s 3700 native and naturalized plants.
The Garden provides technical guidance and counsel to a growing number of urban community gardens, neighborhood associations, and civic-minded institutions that are committed to improving the quality of life in our region through “greening” initiatives.
Left: members of the Garden's Education Advisory Committee visit Tricycle Gardens, a community garden in the Church Hill area of Richmond. The Garden assists Tricycle with training and administration of grant funding. Visit Tricycle Gardens' website here.
Other community alliances include intentional and long-standing partnerships with over 15 allied plant societies, garden clubs, and green industry organizations, including the Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers.
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