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The West Virginia Botanic Garden is located at 1061 Tyrone Road,
Morgantown. It is open daily free of charge from dawn to dusk.
Visitors can park in the upper parking lot and walk down the gravel
road to the main garden area. Maps and other information are available
at the kiosk by the lower parking lot. That lot is open on Sunday
afternoons from about April into November (weather permitting) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
The Botanic Garden is an 82-acre site that was originally the site of
the Tibbs Run Reservoir, which supplied water to the City of
Morgantown from 1912 to 1969. Now, visitors can enjoy several
designed gardens, including an Eclectic Garden, Shade Garden,
Butterfly Garden, and Secret Garden hidden within the Tree Island.
There are several trails that allow visitors to explore the hemlock
forest and a boardwalk over the wetlands. The Reservoir Loop Trail is
accessible and encircles the now-drained reservoir so visitors can see
some of the remaining related structures.
The West Virginia Botanic Garden, Inc. (WVBG, Inc.), manages the
property, which is owned by the City of Morgantown. The WVBG, Inc., is
a 501 (c ) (3) organization that offers educational walks, workshops,
and special events at the Botanic Garden. For more information, go to
www.wvbg.org or email info@wvbg.org.
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