Free Gardening Lectures

VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners Lectures are held online and in person at the Rust Library in Leesburg. Most lectures will be on the first Thursday of the month starting at 7PM.  Check below for the specifics for each lecture as dates and times may vary.


Creating a Wildlife Pond—Water Gardening for Toads, Dragonflies and more! 

Thursday, June 2, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Virtual Lecture

with Michelle Detwiler, Owner
Wild About Native Plants

Water is vital to wildlife in our gardens. Learn how to create a simple and beautiful wildlife pond to support toads, dragonflies, frogs, birds, mammals, and water-loving invertebrates. Michelle will present her favorite native plants best suited for in-pond life as well as plants for moist areas around the pond or elsewhere in the landscape. Dive in for more diversity in your space!  

Michelle is a wildlife gardener, ecological landscape consultant, planting designer, and naturalist educator in the Pennsylvania Piedmont. She recently brought the Pollinator Pathway Northeast to Lower Merion and Narberth and volunteers through the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program. She advises customers at Redbud Native Plant Nursery in Media, PA and owns her own business, Wild About Native Plants which specializes in helping property owners and public space stewards create resilient and wildlife-friendly landscapes by incorporating native plants. 

(Photo: https://www.wildaboutnativeplants.com/resources.) 

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