Thursday, April 12, 2018

Quarry Gardens at Schuyler

On Sunday, the Potomac Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society visited the newly opened Quarry Gardens, a native plant garden developed around old soap stone quarries.  The garden is about a half hour south of Charlottesville, VA.  

Check it our if you're in the vicinity.  It's a gorgeous place.  

Like many quarries, the old pits have filled  with water that's an amazing blue green color.  

They have one of the largest expanses of Reindeer Lichen in the state. (I think I have that right.) 

This is probably an old tool box belonging to a quarry worker.

New bridges help connect paths over waterways.

Beech benches installed for taking in the dramatic views.

Elaine L. and her husband equipped with walking sticks.

Big woodpecker activity!

The ridges are formed by the drills used to cut the stone.  I thought it looked more dynamic in black  white.