The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties are offering a presentation called “Tropical Plants in Piedmont Virginia Gardens?!?” at the Fauquier Extension Office.  

Join Master Gardener Tom Baughn and learn about cold hardy tropical plants. Allow Tom to drop the names of a few celebrities from the tropics that can be real show stoppers in our gardens, right here in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. Imagine the POP of a banana, ginger, palm, or agave visiting your garden every year, and you do not even have to use a heavy container that you drag inside for the winter!  Learn about these tropical plants and more, like Carolina Jasmine that is usually evergreen and even blooms late into the fall and then early in spring.

Tom is president of the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties and an avid gardener. Tom loves the challenge of growing unusual plants, using microclimates and soil adaptation and is ready to share his experience and secrets.

The program is free of charge and open to the public, rain or shine. It will last 60 – 90 minutes. It is recommended to register and arrive early. 

To RSVP or for additional information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1 or 


  • Occurred Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


Fauquier County Extensin Office

24 Pelham Street
Warrenton, VA

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