Community members are invited to use the VLP’s garden and seating area.

Once a derelict parking lot, our beautiful community garden is now a great resource and refuge. The garden is always open to the community during library hours, so visitors can tour the garden, bring in lunch, cut herbs from our raised bed, or just sit and reflect. Many of our cultural and educational programs, including 2nd Wednesdays at the VLP, are held in the garden when weather permits.

The youth garden, along the south wall, and the Dirt Diggers program help to further the VLPÂ’s mission of promoting lifelong learning. The garden raises studentsÂ’ awareness about plants, food, and life cycles, helping them to engage not just with our neighborhood, but also with their larger, global community.

City Students Visit Our Garden, April 2009

A class from Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School tours the garden during National Library Week.