Reedville garden offers tranquil educational opportunity with a view

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Living Shoreline Demonstration Garden features seasonal blooms and a view of Cockrell Creek.

On the shores of Cockrell Creek tucked away behind the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) and Bethany United Methodist Church is a hidden treasure. The RFM Living Shoreline Demonstration Garden offers a feast for the eyes with a display of colorful native perennials and shrubs from mid-spring until frost.

Established in 2005 with funding from a grant and managed by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners, the garden’s main purpose is to demonstrate erosion control by using selected native plantings. It can also teach waterfront homeowners a number of useful…

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