Poquoson Learning Garden

Poquoson Learning Garden

Garden Overview

The Virginia Cooperative Extension York County/Poquoson Master Gardeners established the Poquoson Learning Garden in 2013.  It is a "sunny" garden that compliments the York Learning Garden and Arboretum, a predominately "shade" garden.  It is composed of individual raised bed gardens for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and perennials.  The adaptive Gardening sections includes a variety of ideas for wheelchair or limited mobility gardeners or those with space limitations or constraints.  The garden includes a large outdoor classroom and is a great place for learning about sustainable gardening practices that can be introduced into home landscapes and garden.


Both gardens provide a space for hands on learning, demonstration, and for engagement with York County/Poquoson residents and school children.

Garden Maintenance

This garden was made possible through the donation of plants and resources of many individuals.  York/Poquoson Master Gardeners plan, maintain and execute the design and care of these gardens.


The garden is designed to be fully accessible, with hard packed, safe and stable pathways throughout the garden.  The Information Mailbox Center at the entrance to the garden has a series of mailboxes with:  Information on the Garden, Raised Bed and Adaptive Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Straw Bale Gardening, The Poquoson Museum, Native Plants, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Butterflies, Birds and Pollinators and Bees.

The Learning Garden is Open 365 days a year and York/Poquoson Master Gardeners are onsite every Wednesday morning.

Plant Sale

The Poquoson Learning Garden plans to have an Annual Fall Plant Sale.

Garden Support

We minimized labor and construction costs of the garden's raised bed planters by partnering with the Carpentry/Construction Trades Program's students at New Horizon's Career and Technical Education Center, Woodside Campus.  The partnership is a win-win for both partners.  The cost to the Master Gardeners is only the cost for the materials.  To thank New Horizon's, the Master Gardeners contribute an additional 10% and those funds go into New Horizon's honorarium fund awarded each year at graduation to several of the construction students.

Annually, seed donations are received from Renee's Garden and the Chas. C. Hart Seed Company.  Brent and Becky's Bulbs usually provide an annual fall bulb domination.


968 Poquoson Avenue, directly behind the Poquoson Museum's barn.
Take a tour of the Poquoson Learning Garden

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