The Educational Rock and Mineral Garden was designed to display a portion of Virginia’s geological variety. The educational display will contribute to the understanding of the geology and rock types found throughout the Commonwealth. The idea for the garden came from a casual remark; that remark has grown to a 43,312-pound reality. The garden is located at the offices of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy in the Fontaine Research Park, Charlottesville. The garden is open to the public.

Rock Garden

Rock Garden, Charlottesville Offices

A Guide To The Educational Rock and Mineral Garden: Samples Of Virginia’s Geological Diversity