The Poquoson Learning Garden is located at the Poquoson Museum; 968 Poquoson Avenue, directly behind the Museum’s barn.
The Virginia Cooperative Extension York County/Poquoson Master Gardeners established the Poquoson Learning Garden in 2013 as a partnership with the Poquoson Museum. The Poquoson Learning Garden is a “sunny” garden to complement the predominantly “shade” garden in York County. The garden is a place for learning about sustainable gardening practices that can be introduced into York County/Poquoson home landscapes and gardens. The planned 1/3 acre garden will be composed of individual sub-gardens. Sub-gardens for cut flowers, vegetables, herbs and perennials were established in 2013. Additional sub-gardens will be added as funding permits.
The garden was designed to be fully accessible, with hard packed, safe and stable pathways throughout the garden. The Poquoson Learning Garden is open to the public and anyone wanting to take a self-tour is welcome to do so. The Poquoson Learning Garden plans to have an Annual Fall Plant Sale.
We minimized labor and construction costs of the garden’s raised bed planters by working with the Woodworking and Construction classes at the New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center in Newport News, VA to design and build the raised beds. Seed donations were received from Renee’s Garden and the Chas. C. Hart Seed Co.
Both gardens provide a space for hands on learning, demonstration, and for engagement with York County/Poquoson residents and school children. York County/Poquoson Master Gardeners plan, maintain and execute the design and care of both gardens.