Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties

Fauquier County

Demonstration Gardens

Marshall's #18 Schoolhouse
#18 Schoolhouse is a 19th century one-room schoolhouse located on Route 55 a few miles east of Marshall. Following a restoration of the school building and grounds, led by Master Gardener Bert Truxell, Master Gardeners now maintain perennial and annual flower beds in addition to herb and vegetable gardens. Thursday mornings from April through September, volunteers are tending to the grounds. The public is encouraged to stop by for a visit. For a history of the School House Garden, download The Story of the Garden at School House #18.
Rady Park Arboretum

Located on the Northwest side of Warrenton at the end of Fauquier Road, the Arboretum in Rady Park was established by Master Gardeners in 1999 to showcase hardy alternatives to common landscape trees and shrubs and provide visitors with an educational opportunity to learn best horticultural practice for our area of Northern Virginia. Free plant lists and a kiosk are available at the park to provide information about the characteristics of the trees and shrubs. New plant and bed signs have QR links that connect to our website. For more detailed information about the Arboretum, visit us at:
Extension Office Demonstration Gardens

In our Virginia Native Flower garden, there are many examples of the beautiful flowers, grasses and other perennials that grow wild here in our area. These plants were obtained from propagated sources. The 900 square foot Vegetable Demonstration Garden has seasonal vegetables and composting bins. Both gardens are maintained by Master Gardeners and members of the community. The food that is produced is shared with the needy in our community. We hope homeowners will get ideas for their own home gardens.
Please stop by to see what growing in our gardens at any season of the year.

Fauquier Education Farm

Serving Fauquier County and its neighboring municipalities, the farm exists to promote agriculture and agriculture-related education through best-method demonstrations, classroom instruction, intern opportunities, mentoring, and hands-on learning. Moreover, the farm supports community return through contributions to local food banks. Sign-up to volunteer at the farm, receive weekly e-mails of the Farm's progress and volunteer schedule: Volunteer sign-up.