The Civil-War era Grotto Gardens were restored by and are maintained by VOLUNTEERS! We would love to have you join us. No experience required except a love of history and plants. We meet regularly on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from April to November. Come every week or just when you can!

 Our weekly volunteer days will begin April 17th.

All you need are work gloves, a water bottle and sunscreen (hand tools are nice too).

Have a Group, Club or Organization that would like to donate their time for a day? Many local companies have worked in the Grotto Gardens for their day of service. These “service days” help us tremendously. Please contact us and we’ll work with your

For questions or more information, please contact us at: Garden697grotto@gmail.com

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.


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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