The Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center

 

Grotto Gardens Info

This project is a collaborative effort between The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC), The Ohio State University Extension’s Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers, and The American Veterans Heritage Center.

In 2012, The Dayton VA Medical Center (DVAMC) and The American Veterans Heritage Center initiated the current reclamation of the historic Grotto Gardens landscape. The Ohio State University Extension’s Greater Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers joined the team in 2013 to provide maintenance support, develop and maintain new gardens, and continue the reclamation process. Along the way, other volunteers have joined the team and there have been significant financial and in-kind donations by individual, organizations, garden clubs, and garden centers. Because of this kind of outside interest, the reclamation is progressing much faster than anticipated.

Where

 S. Gettysburg Ave at Tennessee Ave.

Dayton, OH 45428

Take St Rt 35 to S. Gettysburg Ave. The entrance to the Grotto Gardens is at Tennessee Ave. Parking available on road.

When

Free & Open to the Public

Contact for Tours & Presentations

The Grotto Gardens are on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Who

 The OSU Extension’s Greater Montgomery

County Master Gardener Volunteers

The Grotto Gardens are planned and maintained by the Master Gardeners in conjunction with the AVHC.

Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center

100% Local

Local Volunteers provide the labor and sometimes materials for the Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center. These tireless volunteers, generous sponsors and donors have helped make the full restoration of the Grotto Gardens possible.

The Dayton VA Medical Center is fortunate to have many selfless volunteers who enjoy giving back and supporting Veterans and the local community.

Garden Sponsors

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the American Veterans Heritage Center, and The OSU Extension Montgomery County Master Gardener Volunteers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and organization whose gifts are being used to reclaim the historic Grotto landscape.

Garden Donors and Volunteers

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bowser

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Durbin

Mr. & Mrs. C. David Dickerson

Mrs. Diane Harm

Kemlyn Perry

Pembrooke Garden Club

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Turner

Mrs. Susan K. Witherspoon

College Hill Garden Club of Dayton Ohio

Dayton Federation of Women’s Clubs

Four Seasons Garden Club

DONATE

All donations should be sent to:
American Veterans Heritage Center
P.O. Box 1366
Fairborn, OH 45324
(Please mark all donations “Grotto Project”)

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