Registration for Upcoming Events

Rain Barrel Workshops with Virginia Beach Master Gardener Water Stewards

Rain Barrel Workshops will take place the second Saturday of the month, March - October from 9:00am - 10:00am at the Virginia Beach Farmer's Market. Workshops are $50 and registration is required. Register at VBMG.ORG. Participants will build a 55-gallon sealed rain barrel and be given a free diverter kit to help with installation on their existing down spout.

This is a family friendly event - children are welcome to come participate with their parents!

2017 Dates:

March 11 · April 8 · May 13 · June 10 · July 8 · August 12 · September 9 · October 14


Plant and They Will Come

Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Present: Beneficial Insects in the Home Garden Workshop
(Hosted by the Chesapeak Bay Foundation) Saturday 29 July 2017 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (rain or shine) at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Workshop is FREE to attend, but registration is required and limited to 20 seats. Registration opens on June 19 at

Discover the Beneficials, Their Identities, and Their Role in Pollination and Ecological Balance.
-Don’t Miss This Interesting and Informative Talk on a Subject That Every Gardener Needs Full Knowledge of.

Yes, There are GOOD BUGS
(In “Libby’s Garden”) A pollinator garden dedicated to the memory of Libby Norris, a Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist.
-After the Talk We’ll Proceed to the Garden for a Beneficial Bug hunt.
-Bring gloves and wear your work clothes as we perform general maintenance to Keep “Libby’s Garden” Beautiful.


Herbs Then and Now Workshop

Come and learn about herbs and make your own little bouquet, used in Colonial time to Victorian times, to counteract the odors in the street and during a time when people bathed infrequently. A simple craft item that can act as potpourri later as it dries.

2 August 2017 (9:00 am - 10:00 am) at the Lynnhaven House Herb Garden

4409 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Workshop is Free to Attend but Registration is required at


Oct 21 Plant Propagation Workshop: Desire a FREE Garden? It’s Easier Then You May Think.

Join Virginia Beach Master Gardeners, hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, for Techniques of: Seed Collecting and Storage, Plant Cuttings, and Dividing Plants. Workshop Will Follow, in the Libby Norris Memorial Garden, Where We’ll Collect Seeds, Divide and Add Plants, Compost, Mulch and Other Activities to Prepare Libby’s Garden for Winter. Bring Work Gloves, Hats, and Wear Work Clothes for the Outside Session.

9:00am – 11:30am at the Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23455.

Registration Required at: (Registration opens 20 September, 2017)