Wild Plant Nursery: Volunteering, Visiting, and Driving Directions
Volunteering or Visiting
There is no other facility in our region where volunteers can learn to care for so great a number of native plant species. If you live in the DC area and are interested in the local flora, you might like to volunteer.
We also welcome visitors to our nursery but please arrange your visit with us before you come. The nursery is a community, volunteer-driven effort, so there is no office on site. To make sense of the place, you’ll need to arrive when someone is there to greet you. To schedule a visit, contact Lisa Bright, at email@example.com, or (703) 764-4830.
The nursery is in Springfield, Virginia, in Franconia Park, which lies just south of the Beltway, and just east of the Beltway’s intersection with Routes 95 and 395. (See the ADC Northern Virginia Map Book, map 5762, square E4.) Access is from Franconia Road (644). From Franconia, turn north on Thomas Drive, less than half a mile east of the 395/95 intersection. There is a traffic light at Thomas. From Thomas, turn right onto Meriwether Lane. Turn left onto Cloud Drive; there is a park entrance at the end of Cloud. Please park in the parking lot at the bottom of the entrance road, then walk down the gravel road along the community gardens. Our nursery lies beyond the community gardens. View the nursery’s location on Google Maps. (The Google pointer is set to Cloud Drive, not directly on our nursery, which has no street address. From Cloud Drive, follow the directions above.)