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Williamsburg Botanical Garden Turns 15

JAMES CITY-Williamsburg Botanical Garden at Freedom Park is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month.

The garden was first dedicated on July 26, 2006. Williamsburg Botanical Garden is a demonstration garden that is home to plants native to Virginia’s Coastal Plain.

Williamsburg Botanical Garden is free and open daily to the public. The garden has more than a dozen different sections, and its features include a bulb garden, a butterfly garden, a native plant area, an heirloom garden, an herb garden, a perennial border garden, a therapy garden, a wildflower meadow, and more.

Volunteers from many community organizations help maintain the garden including Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, The College of William & Mary, and other community members.

Williamsburg Botanical Garden also hosts a monthly Learn and Grow lecture series with garden experts. The next lectures, which remain online due to the pandemic, are scheduled for Saturday, August 21 and Saturday, September 18.

Williamsburg Botanical Garden’s popular Butterfly Festival will make a come back later this year. The Butterfly Festival returns in a modified format Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. More details about the festival will be released at a later date.

For more information about Williamsburg Botanical Garden, visit

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