Gardens & Pollinators

All across campus, UMW hosts plenty of gardens, green spaces and pollinators spaces for the UMW community. These spaces are designed and maintained to support the lifestyles, mental health and future learning within the area.

Our Fredericksburg campus offers a variety of gardens and green spaces maintained with support from the UMW Grounds Crew, Student Organizations and the Office of Sustainability. UMW understands the importance of supporting our local environment and pollinators species by prioritizing the planting native plants, supporting pollinator species, and utilizing sustainable landscaping methods.

Interested in supporting in UMW’s Garden? Volunteer with us! 

Interested in learning more? Email us at or learn more about our gardens below. 

Pollinator Gardens

UMW has two pollinator gardens on campus located behind the Anderson Center and adjacent to Goolrick Hall. These student-maintained gardens began in 2019 as a grant project from Dr. Eric Bonds and have continued to expand thanks to help of UMW student organizations such as Ecology Club and Bee Club. Educational signage and bee hotels are located around the garden to help educate the UMW community about the importance of protecting our local pollinators.

To volunteer or learn more about our pollinators gardens, click here!

No-Mow Zones

UMW is home to two no-mow zones on our Fredericksburg campus, located by Jepson Science Center and by Woodard Hall. These no-mow zones serve plenty of purposes to our campus and local environment, including:

  • Providing rich, native resources for local pollinators
  • Limiting necessity for frequent gas-powered landscaping work
  • Creating an inviting space for diverse flora to thrive
  • Fighting against soil erosion
  • Helping to filter excess stormwater runoff



Community Garden 

In Spring of 2021, Ecology Club established a community garden located by UMW’s Student Apartments. To get involved with the community garden, please contact Ecology Club.