The Backyard Gardeners
Gardening for Fun!

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The Backyard Gardeners, Inc. was established in 2007 as a non-profit organization to provide free education to homeowners in the Hampton Roads area on gardening and horticultural practices, designs and techniques in order to encourage conservation of our natural resources, the enjoyment of gardens, garden-related actvities and creative garden art.  We offer training on gardening topics and share hands-on experience for everyday gardeners in our area.  Along with sharing this information with the public, members of The Backyard Gardeners continue to attend seminars and workshops to expand our knowledge and remain up-to-date with the latest trends and practices in the world of horticulture.

Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 315 for suggesting a wonderful link for our Helpful Horticultural Links found under the Seasonal Tips tab. They are working on their botany and hoirticultrue patch and suggested the link 
Ava's Flowers Guide to Gardening With Children.

Green Thumbs
up to the girls!


For timely information on saving bees from the Tidewater Beekeepers Association, click here.
For information about planting to attract bees, click here.

The Backyard Gardeners, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.  All contributions to the organization are tax deductible.

Check our quarterly newsletter, "Backyard Views", for timely seasonal information on a variety of topics including book reviews, tool reviews, spotlight on local gardens, and plant profiles.  To sign up for the newsletter, send us an email at


"Garden Talks" Series

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Chesapeake Central Library
298 Cedar Road

2016 "Garden Talk" Dates

 July 19

 August 16

 September 20

 October 18

 November 15

 December 13

For more information on any projects or programs presented by The Backyard Gardeners, contact us at

Contact us at: 
for more information or if you wish to be added to our email list.  We provide information on upcoming events and local gardening activities.  The lists are for the use of The Backyard Gardeners only and will not be sold or shared.


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