Virginia Tech Display Gardens

The Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center sits on Diamond Springs Road and while that might sound very fancy to us, what it means for kids is another place to explore. In front of the center is a display and testing garden where researchers test different plants to see their reaction in our environment. 
The gardens are open seven days a week from dawn until dusk. There is no cost to enter, but beware that parking is limited. Examples of rain gardens and buffer zone demonstrations can be seen, but also more familiar bog gardens, shrubs, trees, and fragrant smells. 
There is also a bridge over a koi pond, gazebos, paths to walk, and some garden art to look at. With all of this beautiful weather we have been having, it's nice to have a new outdoor place to explore!