Gardening Information

Societies and Associations

American Bonsai Society
American Fern Society
American Hosta Society
Azalea Society of America
Back Bay Restoration Foundation
Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia
Buy Fresh Buy Local
The Butterfly Society of Virginia
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Council of Garden Clubs
Elizabeth River Project
Fred Heutte Center
Friends of Live Oaks
Hampton Roads Iris Society
International Society of Arboriculture (Find an arborist)
Lynnhaven River Now
National Gardening Association
Perennial Plant Association
Tidewater African Violet Society
Tidewater Daylily Society
Tidewater Herb Society
Tidewater Orchid Society
Virginia Beach Audubon Society
Virginia Beach Beautification Committee
Virginia Camellia Society
Virginia Native Plant Society
South Hampton Roads Native Plant Society
Virginia Master Gardener Association
Virginia Master Naturalists
Virginia Society of Ornithology

Local Gardens

Arboretum and Display Gardens at HRAREC
Chesapeake Arboretum
The Hermitage
Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Virginia Zoological Park

Helpful Web Sites

American Horticulture Society
Ask HR Green
Audubon at Home
Bug Guide
Gardening by the Month in Hampton Roads
Gardening with Kids
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
The Online Plant Guide
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones – Interactive Map
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Virginia State Arboretum
Virginia Tech Publications

Helpful Publications

Home Grounds and Animals 2013 Pest Management Guide
Insect ID
Insect ID II
Invasive Plants – Virginia
Invasive Plants – Virginia II
Tick Information
Monthly Newsletter of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat:
Tree Owner’s Manual
Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic
VA Tech Weed Identification Guide
Soil Testing
Soil Testing II

Popular Topics

Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs
Deer: A Garden Pest
Diagnosing Plant Problems
Lawn Care - Redoing lawn or starting from scratch:
Lawn Care - Watch a short video:
Lawn Care - Cool-Season Turfgrasses (Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine-leaf fescues, perennial ryegrass)
Lawn Care - Warm-Season Turfgrasses (Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, St.Augustine)
Managing Moles
Pruning/pruning calendar
Pruning/pruning calendar II
Soil Preparation
Sustainable Practices - Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers
Sustainable Practices - Vegetables / Fruit