Vegetable Gardens

Chesapeake Master Gardeners has a large vegetable garden that they plant and maintain at the Chesapeake Arboretum. They grow a variety of vegetables and fruits including tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, squash, blueberries, strawberries, potatoes, beans, broccoli and others as well as a variety of herbs in this garden.  They donate most of the produce to the Plant a Row program each year. 

If you are a Virginia vegetable gardener Virginia Cooperative Extension can help. See our resources guide link below and reach out to your local Chesapeake Master Gardeners for answers to your gardening questions. You can call  or email our help desk for gardening questions: 757-382-6348 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Vegetable Garden at the Arboretum

Link to Resources for Vegetable and Fruit Gardening in Virginia

Link to the Virginia Vegetable Garden Planting Guide.

Link to the "Get Gardening" Videos - Free Courses on Veggie Gardening for Virginia

Link to Video on canning vegetables and supplies needed

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