Upcoming Events

Tuesday November 11th, Volunteer Work Day!
Tuesday December 9th, Volunteer Work Day!

Have fun working at the nursery and receive credit of $10.00 hour. Type of labor to be determined. You will need to bring pruners and don't forget your gardening gloves, and make sure you dress for the weather. No one under 18. Please bring a bag lunch. Come anytime from 9am to 3pm. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER space is limited. Credit expires 1 year if not used and there is a limit to the amount of hours you can earn in a year.  
Call (434)361-9134 or email info@ediblelandscaping.com

Welcome to Chickens and YOU Training Series  

October 15, 7:00pm to 9:00 pm
Edible Landscaping (Open Doors Community Education) on
Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00, Location Albemarle High School.

Saturday 10/18 Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
9am-noon at Sharondale Farm
Learn low-tech methods for outdoor cultivation of mushrooms for personal and ecological health.  Discover how to grow shiitake, oyster, garden giant, almond portobello, and reishi.  Activities and demonstrations include mushroom cultivation on logs, wood chips, compost, and seasonal oyster mushroom cultivation on pasteurized straw. Each participant will take home an oyster mushroom growing bag completed during the workshop. Register at :Sharondale Farm .  Or call 296-3301 for more information.

October 25th Persimmon Festival!!!
20% off sale on regular price items picked up at the nursery October 25th only.

We will be touring the orchard all day, answering questions and sampling fruit ripe that day. Michael's first tour will be at 9:15am and center on especially
persimmon, filberts, pomegranates, goji, tea and hardy kiwi.

9:15 1st tour, persimmons for everyone.  pomegranates, goji, tea and  hardy kiwi.

10:00 Meet for Medicinal Plant orchard tour with
George Staten of Sweet Melissa Herbals and Edible Landscaping.

10:45 Door prize drawing.

11:00 Michael's 2nd tour. Lots of sampling , variety table of persimmons.
We will review everyone's interest and questions. Some fruit will be for sale.

11:45 Door prize drawing

12:00 Ben Kessler will give an interesting perspective
at celebrating the outdoors and what goes on in nature within the edible landscape.
Touring the orchard as the instructional tool.

12:45 Door prize drawing

1:00pm Michael's How to Grow Everything.
Choosing and cultivating varieties for harvests without jeopardizing natures long term health.

2:00pm Grafting Demonstration with Pam Patrick and Michael McConkey. Pam will give a demonstration. Michael will co-chair and host. We graft an array of plants at the nursery including; persimmon, che, apple, pear, peach, plum etc? Budding, machine grafting, hot callusing will be discussed as well as timing and rootstock choices.

2:45 Door prize drawing

3:00 to 4:00 Usually we need this last tour.
We should also have some fruit left to sell this year.

1 Season Limited Guarantee NO Guarantee on 2" plants. Please visit our zone & shipping info page for more details.

The orchard is a great way to see what the plants will look like in your yard.

Orchard Map
Orchard Map
Map Key
Map Key

Please obey the 10 mile per hour speed limit. (children at play)
For more info call (434)361-9134, you can also email info@ediblelandscaping.com

Driving Directions to Edible Landscaping

Edible Landscaping, 361 Spirit Ridge Ln., Afton, VA 22920
Questions or Orders: (434)361-9134, Fax: (434)361-1916

Please note that online map programs and GPS units will generally get you to our driveway but then route you to the residence of one of our neighbors - the final right to 'stay on' Spirit Ridge Lane should be ignored, we have posted signs which should help you find us.

- From Richmond: Interstate 64 west to exit 107 (Crozet), go left on Route 250 west for ~ 5 miles and take a left on Route 151 south. Stay on 151 for about 7.5 miles then take a right on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.

- From Staunton: Interstate 64 east to exit 99 (Afton), take a right on Route 250 east for about 3 miles and then take a right on Route 151 south. Stay on 151 for about 7.5 miles then take a right on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.

- From Lynchburg: Route 29 north to route 6 west. Go right on route 151 north for about 2 miles and then take a left on Chapel Hollow Road, go about 1 mile and our driveway is on the left.

Annual Events:

3rd Saturday in June, All About Fruit Day

September, Fall Fruit Festival (contact for date)

Last Saturday in October, Persimmon and Pomegranate Festival

*More information will be posted as the date approaches.