SW Va. Museum slates Celebration of Spring

BIG STONE GAP — The Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum State Park will host the group’s annual Celebration of Spring on the museum grounds from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 22.

Museum-Pictures-001-jpg-2Celebrate the season with a day of garden-related events and workshops sure to appeal to your green thumb as well as a yard sale fundraiser.

Local growers, gardening enthusiasts and all others are invited to enjoy the day’s events that include the annual plant sale along with yard sale items. The plant and yard sales will be available all hours of the event.

From 10 a.m. to noon will be a Stewardship Virginia and Earth Week Project, an opportunity to give your time and talent to help spruce up the museum grounds and gardens. From 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Chris Allgyer, High Knob master naturalist, will lead a “Butterflies of Southwest Virginia Workshop.” Preregistration for the workshop is required.

Southwest-Virginia-Museum-Historical-State-Park-3From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., horticulturist Lee Cobb will lead the “Installing a Butterfly Garden” workshop, where participants will learn about proper plant selection, location and butterfly garden installation methods, as well as soil amendments, watering and proper fertilization and pruning. Preregistration is required.

From 1-2 p.m., the “Bees and Blooms Workshop” hosted by members of the Dogwood Garden Club will introduce participants to a rundown on bee pollination. Participants will join club members to help plant flowers on the museum grounds. Preregistration is required.

For more information about the event, or to register for workshops, call the museum at (276) 523-1322 or email [email protected]