The Grotto Gardens at the Dayton VA Medical Center
The Grotto Gardens are featured in an exhibit at the U.S. Botanic GardensCheck out our blog for more information
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.
S. Gettysburg Ave at Tennessee Ave.
Dayton, OH 45428
Directions -Take St Rt 35 W to the Gettysburg exit. Continue straight through the gates and then take the first left on Tennessee. Parking available on road.
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.
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
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.
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
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